This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC).
The purpose of the EHDI NTRC is to provide support to the HRSA Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program (HRSA-20-047) recipients and to provide leadership and resources for EHDI systems of care and to stakeholders nationwide, including at the national, state/territory, and local levels. This will be achieved by:
1) Providing support to all EHDI Program (HRSA-20-047) recipients in meeting their program objectives through technical assistance, training, education, quality improvement (QI), and evaluation;
2) Serving as a national technical resource center that identifies, compiles, analyzes, and disseminates evidence-based and innovative practices, policies, tools, and resources to improve the system of care for newborns, infants and young children up to the age of 3 who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH); and
3) Developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships with national EHDI systems of care organizations and key stakeholders, including organizations or programs that represent and/or serve families with children who are DHH.
Any domestic public or private entity, including states (including the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the jurisdictions encompassing the former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) are also eligible to apply.
Anna Maria Padlan