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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI)

Limited Submission Announcement

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Department of Health and Human Services - HRSA

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Up to $235,000 per year subject to the availability of appropriated funds

Campus Deadline:

First Come,
First Served

External Deadline(s):

November 8, 2019


Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

The purpose of this program is to support comprehensive and coordinated state and territory EHDI systems of care so families with newborns, infants, and young children up to 3 years of age who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) receive appropriate and timely services that include hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention (EI).

In alignment with the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017, this funding opportunity will support EHDI systems of care within states and territories to:

  • Lead efforts to engage all EHDI system stakeholders at the state/territory level to improve developmental outcomes of children who are DHH;
  • Provide a coordinated infrastructure to:
  • Ensure that newborns are screened by 1 month of age, diagnosed by 3 months of age, and enrolled in EI by 6 months of age (1-3-6 recommendations); and
  • Reduce loss to follow-up/loss to documentation.
  • Identify ways to expand state/territory capacity to support hearing screening in young children up to 3 years of age;
  • Strengthen capacity to provide family support and engage families with children who are DHH and adults who are DHH throughout the EHDI system;
  • Engage, educate, and train health professionals and service providers in the EHDI system about the 1-3-6 recommendations; the need for hearing screening up to age 3, the benefits of a family-centered medical home and the importance of communicating accurate, comprehensive, up-to-date, evidence-based information to families to facilitate the decision-making process; and
  • Facilitate improved coordination of care and services for children who are DHH and their families through the development of mechanisms for formal communication, training, referrals, and/or data sharing between the state/territory EHDI Program and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C) Program



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