Women's Health Branch

Funding Opportunities

 10-26-21: RFA A393: Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health (ICO4MCH) Program

The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH), Women’s and Children’s Health Section has released a Request for Application (RFA) #A393 – Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health (ICO4MCH) Program. Please go to http://whb.ncpublichealth.com to download the following:

Eligibility

Only local health departments/districts are eligible to apply for this RFA. Given the amount of funding available, the awarding of these funds is competitive. Single, regional, or multi-county applications are encouraged. For a multi-county application that includes different local health departments, one county must take the lead in submitting the application. DPH will accept applications from single or multi-county Local Health Departments (LHDs) that meet certain criteria of need.

The criteria include:
1,000 or more births in 2019 in the county(ies)

AND

  1. At least ONE of the following:
  • Combined 2017-2019 infant mortality rate must be 10.4 or higher per 1,000 live births and 20 or more infant deaths;
  • Combined 2017-2019 infant mortality disparity ratio must be 2.5 or higher;
  • Percent of children <5 years of age living in poverty must be 35.7% or higher (ACS 2015-2019 data); or
  • Percent of children <19 years of age who are uninsured must be 8.7% or higher (2019 SAHIE).

LHDs should determine their eligibility, either as a single county or multi-county project, by assessing the data above using the tool provided by DPH in September 2021. The eligibility tool can be found online:  https://whb.ncpublichealth.com/

How to Apply

All prospective applicants are REQUIRED to attend a Bidder's Webinar Conference on November 2, 2021, from 10:00am-11:00am. Attendees can join the webinar beginning at 9:45am as a “guest” by going to http://whb.adobeconnect.com/ico4mchrfa/.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to submit questions regarding the RFA by email to ladonna.warren@dhhs.nc.gov until 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  A summary of all questions and answers will be placed on the Women’s Health Branch’s website: http://whb.ncpublichealth.com/.

Deadline for Submission: 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

Application Process Summary Dates

10/26/2021:  Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.

11/02/2021:  Required Bidder’s Webinar Conference / Teleconference.

11/09/2021:  End of Question and Answer period.  All questions due in writing by 5:00pm.

11/19/2021:  Answers to Questions posted as an addendum to the RFA.

12/21/2021:  Applications due by 5:00pm.

01/20/2022:  Successful applicants will be notified.

06/01/2022:  Contract begins.

Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to: LaDonna F. Warren, ICO4MCH Program Manager ladonna.warren@dhhs.nc.gov  

 10-25-21: RFA A390 – Healthy Beginnings 

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch has released a Request for Application (RFA) #A390 – Healthy Beginnings.

Eligibility
Public or private nonprofit agencies (e.g., nonprofit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local health departments, community health centers) are eligible to apply for funds to implement Healthy Beginnings programs aimed to impact the reduction of minority infant mortality, and preterm and low birthweight births in their communities and thereby improve minority birth outcomes. For-profit agencies need not apply.

How to Apply
RFAs are being sent to prospective agencies and organizations via email and/or may be downloaded from the NC Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Branch website beginning October 25, 2021 at http://whb.ncpublichealth.com.

All prospective applicants are REQUIRED to participate in a Pre-Application Webinar on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: http://whb.adobeconnect.com/hbrfaa390/.

Any agency that plans to submit an application is REQUIRED to submit a non-binding notice of intent no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. The link to complete the notice of intent is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HBRFAA390.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to submit questions regarding the RFA by email to renee.jackson@dhhs.nc.gov until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Deadline for Submission: 5:00 pm on December 20, 2021.

Request for Application Schedule:

10/25/2021 RFA released and consultation period begins.
11/09/2021 Mandatory Pre-Application webinar - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11/16/2021 Technical assistance call (optional) at 10:00 am - 11:00 am, call-in number is 919-501-4272.
11/23/2021 Mandatory Notice of Intent due at 5:00 pm.
11/23/2021 RFA consultation period ends. All question due in writing by 4:30 pm.
12/03/2021 Question and answer addendum emailed to all eligible applicants.
12/20/2021 Application deadline at 5:00 pm.
01/18/2021 Successful applicants will be notified.

Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to : Renee D. Jackson, Healthy Beginnings Program Manager renee.jackson@dhhs.nc.gov.


The Women's Health Branch develops and promotes programs and services that protect the health and well-being of infants and of women during their child-bearing years. The goal is to improve the overall health of women, reduce infant sickness and death, and strengthen families and communities.

The Women's Health Branch also offers guidance, consultation and training for professionals who provide women's health services.

Local health departments and other community agencies serving each of the 100 counties in North Carolina provide a variety of these women's health services, including family planning, prenatal care, flu shots and other women's immunizations, and pregnancy care management. For more information on the services near you, contact your local health department.

The Women's Health Branch is part of the Women's and Children's Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.


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Mailing Address

Women's Health Branch
1929 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1929
Courier Number: 56-23-01

Physical Address

5601 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Telephone

Main: (919) 707-5700
Fax: (919) 870-4827

Last Modified: 11-19-2021