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FY 2023 Early Childhood Development


Fiscal year (FY) 2023 Early Childhood Development (ECD) (HRSA-23-028) funding will improve developmental outcomes among children ages 0-5 served by health centers through increased screenings and needed follow up. 

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FY 2023 ECD funding will be available to support approximately 150 health centers to increase developmental screenings and access to appropriate follow-up services for children ages 0-5, and to expand, enhance, and further integrate ECD expertise into care teams. 

Applicants must propose to use ECD funds to achieve two objectives:

  1. Increase the number of children ages 0-5 who receive recommended developmental screenings.
  2. Increase the number of children and their families assisted with accessing appropriate follow-up services within 30 days of a developmental screening identifying an area of concern.

Applicants will advance progress on the ECD objectives by implementing activities within four focus areas: 

  1. Workforce recruitment, retention, development, and engagement;
  2. Patient/caregiver experience; 
  3. Access and affordability; and
  4. Population health and health-related social needs.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be Health Center Program operational (H80) grant award recipients under sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act.

How to Apply

This application involves a two-phase submission:

Step 1

Complete and submit to by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 17, 2023.

Step 2

Complete and submit to the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 5 p.m. ET on April 18, 2023.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Technical Assistance


Program Questions

Complete the BPHC Contact Form.

  • Under Funding, select Applications for Notice of Funding Opportunities
  • Select Early Childhood Development (ECD) 
  • Tell us about your request

Budget Questions

Email Vera Windham
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations Contact Center

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form.

  • Under Technical Support, select EHBs Tasks/EHBs Technical Issues 
  • Tell us about your request

Call 877-464-4772 (select option 1) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).

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