HHS Awards Additional $82M to Expand Home Visiting for Families Impacted by COVID-19
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $82 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) emergency home visiting funds to 56 states, jurisdictions, and nonprofit organizations to support children and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding builds upon an initial investment of $40 million in ARPA funds earlier this year. California, as part of this week’s allocation, is set to receive an additional $5.6 million.
Funds, dedicated to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, are anticipated to help families in communities where it is particularly difficult to access quality health care. Home visiting services provide support to families through pregnancy education, parenting skill-building, and related activities.
Additional information about the funding is available here.