MCH Pipeline Training Program

Announcement Number:

Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Date(s) to Apply:
11/23/2015 to 01/27/2016

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for the MCH Pipeline Training Program (MCHPTP).  the purpose of the MCHPTP is to promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting undergraduate training students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities) into maternal and child health (MCH) professions.

MCHPTP will recruit training students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (including underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native) into maternal and child health professions.  

The program will educate, mentor, guide and provide enriching experiences to increase students’ interests and entry into MCH public health and related fields such as pediatrics, MCH nutrition, MCH social work, MCH nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy, speech language pathology, etc.  MCHPTP will encourage and motivate students to seek careers in maternal and child health by making the appropriate undergraduate didactic research, clinical and/or field experiences available and exposing students to Title V and other MCH agencies that serve children and families.  In addition, MCHPTP will develop leadership skills, foster a broader public health perspective and explore the integration of primary care and public health to improve population health.

By the end of the five-year project period, MCHPTP applicants should achieve the following objectives:

At least 80 percent of MCH Pipeline graduates will apply for admission into MCH graduate programs.

Over the project period, the MCHPTP will increase the percent of MCH Pipeline graduates who enter MCH graduate programs by 5 percent (from 80 percent to 85 percent).

At least 80 percent of Pipeline graduates will work in MCH professions after completion of graduate school.

The MCHPTP will increase the number of trainees from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups from 80 percent to 90 percent over the five-year project period.

Are you eligible?

As required by 42 CFR § 51a.3(b), only public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning may apply for training grants.  Per 42 CFR § 51a.2, an “institution of higher learning” means any college or university accredited by a regionalized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education, and any teaching hospital which has higher learning among its purposes and functions and which has a formal affiliation with an accredited school of medicine and a full-time academic medical staff holding faculty status in such school of medicine.

Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

Contact Us

Madhavi Reddy

Phone: (301) 443-0754