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Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center Funding Opportunity

Application Technical Assistance


  1. Enhance, improve, or expand the ability of State and local public health agencies to provide screening, counseling, or health care services to newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders;
  2. Assist in providing health care professionals and newborn screening laboratory personnel with education in newborn screening and training in relevant and new technologies in newborn screening and congenital, genetic, and metabolic disorders;
  3. Develop and deliver educational programs (at appropriate literacy levels) about newborn screening counseling, testing, follow-up, treatment, and specialty services to parents, families, and patient advocacy and support groups; and
  4. Establish, maintain, and operate a system to assess and coordinate treatment relating to congenital, genetic, and metabolic disorders.

Eligible Applicants

  • A State or a political subdivision of a State
  • a consortium of two or more States or political subdivisions of States
  • a territory
  • a health facility or program operated by or pursuant to a contract with or grant from the Indian Health Service 
  • any other entity with appropriate expertise in newborn screening


$850,000 a year is expected to be available to fund one cooperative agreement with a project period of four years and a project start date of July 1, 2014.


Debi Sarkar, MPH
Public Health Analyst
Attn: Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
Parklawn Building, Room 18A-19
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: 301-443-0959
Fax: 301-480-1312

Last updated 04/03/2014

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