Research

Healthy Tomorrows

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement program between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  Federal grants of up to $50,000 per year for 5 years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services.

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds upon existing community resources.  Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:

  1. Access to health care,
  2. Community-based health care,
  3. Preventive health care, and
  4. Service coordination.

Healthy Tomorrows Projects must include:

  • Direct health services;
  • Pediatrician involvement;
  • $100,000 of non-federal matching funds in years 2 – 5 (may include in-kind funds)
  • An evaluation component; and
  • An advisory board comprised of local community members, families, and program participants.

MCHB is especially interested in proposals for projects that incorporate the goals, objectives, guidelines and materials of its Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents initiative to improve the quality of health promotion and prevention services in the context of family and community.

Healthy Tomorrows applicants must apply online through the federal grants Web site, http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp.  After you register with grants.gov and download Pure Edge Viewer, select the “Download a Grant Application Package” and enter the CFDA Number (93.110) and the Funding Opportunity Number (HRSA-11-029) to review the program guidance and application package.

For questions about program guidance and requirements, contact Healthy Tomorrows staff at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau:

Madhavi Reddy, Program Director, mreddy@hrsa.gov; 301/443-0754

For assistance with developing your proposal, contact Healthy Tomorrows staff at the American Academy of Pediatrics:

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The AAP Divisions of Chapter and District Relations, Community-based Initiatives, and Corporate and Foundation Relations have developed A Pediatrician’s Guide to Proposal Writing to assist AAP members in seeking funding for local initiatives.  For a free copy, contact Linda B. Paul, MPH, by phone at 800/433-9016, ext. 7787, or by e-mail at lpaul@aap.org.