HRSA eNews: May 2024, Volume 1

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May 2, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $105 Million in Community-Based Organizations to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Across the Country


On Monday, April 29, HRSA announced $105 million in funding to support more than 100 community-based organizations working to improve maternal and infant health. HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson highlighted the news during a visit to Southside Medical Center, a new Healthy Start awardee, in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia is the second stop on HRSA’s national Enhancing Maternal Health Initiative tour. The Healthy Start funding announcement will support the health care and social needs of moms and babies in high need communities to help improve community health and tackle the unacceptable disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.

Read the release.

Next Week is National Nurses Week

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Join HRSA in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Nursing is the largest health care profession in the United States, and nurses are the backbone of our nation’s health care system.  

Throughout the week, we’ll be spotlighting and recognizing our nation’s nurses, who work tirelessly to provide life-saving care in communities across the country. Look for #NursesMakeTheDifference posts on HRSA social media.  

HRSA remains committed to growing and retaining the nursing workforce and equipping nurses to address urgent health care priorities.

Cervical Cancer Learning Series for United States-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) Safety-Net Settings

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HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health invites you to save the date for CERV-Net USAPI: A Cervical Cancer ECHO Learning Series for Safety-Net Settings in US-Affiliated Pacific Islands, an 11-week training for health care providers beginning on Wednesday, July 24.

Email CERVNet to hear about more details!

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Cooling Season Toolkit


The Administration for Children and Families Office of Community Services released a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Cooling Season toolkit.

This toolkit provides a variety of outreach materials (flyers, animated videos, and social media posts) that can be used by service providers, clinicians, and other partners to reach households who may need LIHEAP assistance to pay their cooling bills.

During the Biden-Harris Administration, more than $18.2 billion in funding was released. The toolkit has materials available in Spanish, Mandarin, and several other languages. 

HRSA Holds Grantee Webinar for Mental Health Awareness Month

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, HRSA is partnering with SAMHSA to host a webinar discussing SAMHSA’s Moving Beyond Change Efforts Report.

The webinar will focus on effective and ineffective strategies when working with youth from diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

Register for the Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth webinar on Tuesday, May 7, from 1-2 p.m. ET.

HRSA Funding in the Community

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  • Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month 
  • Mental Health Awareness Month 
  • Older Americans Month 
  • Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (5-11) 
  • National Nurses Week (6-12) 
  • National Women's Health Week (12-18) 
  • Hepatitis Testing Day (19) 
  • National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (19) 

Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Health Workforce

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act Program - apply by May 2

FY 2024 Behavioral Health Service Expansion - apply by May 22

Quality Improvement Fund – Transitions in Care for Justice-Involved Populations (QIF-TJI) - apply by June 10

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Impact - apply by May 6


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D - Women, Infants, Children and Youth (WICY) Grant Supplemental Funding - apply by May 13

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Maternal Health Training and Resource Center (MHTRC) - apply by May 2

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

National Organizations of State and Local Officials (NOSLO): State Health Services and Financing - apply by May 23

View All Funding Opportunities