$14.7M to Improve Infant Hearing Services

Dept of Health and Human ServicesAgency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HHS); Program: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (CFDA Number: 93.251) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-059); Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $14.7 million for 59 awards (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 14.

Summary: The program supports a comprehensive Early Hearing Detection and Intervention system of care targeted towards ensuring that all newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and timely hearing services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis and early intervention.

Grantees will: (1) increase health professionals’ engagement within and knowledge of the EHDI system, (2) improve access to early intervention services and language acquisition; and (3) enhance family engagement, partnership and leadership within the EHDI programs and systems.

Info: http://goo.gl/SuWGuG (NOFA); Sadie Silcott, 301/443-0133; e-mail, ssilcott@hrsa.gov; for questions about the competition.

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