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Grants to USA Nonprofit and Public Agencies, Including IHEs, to Expand the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Workforce

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

GrantWatch ID# 206199
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Maternal and Child Health Bureau
CFDA Number: 93.877
Funding or PIN Number: HRSA-23-070

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/09/22
Deadline: 01/19/23 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit and public agencies, including IHEs, to expand medical workforce training for the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The purpose of funding is to increase access to evaluation and services for children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns, including autism.

Through this program, up to 15 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited DBP fellowship programs will provide post-graduate training (including fellowships), continuing education to practicing providers, and technical assistance to community agencies. Programs will prepare DBP fellows for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, and clinicians. In doing so, programs will build the workforce capacity to evaluate, diagnose or rule out developmental disabilities, including autism, as well as other behavioral health concerns; and support research and clinical care in the broad range of behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental issues through training of pediatric practitioners, residents, and medical students.

Through this award, programs will:

  • Prepare DBP fellows and other long-term trainees (LTTs) for leadership roles as teachers, investigators, and clinicians.
  • Build workforce capacity to evaluate for, diagnose or rule out developmental disabilities (DD), including autism, and other behavioral health concerns.
  • Prepare trainees to participate in clinical care and research training across the broad range of behavioral and developmental health concerns.
  • Provide pediatric practitioners, residents, and medical students with essential psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise.
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to strengthen systems of care for children who may have autism/DD and their families. TA recipients may include state Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant agencies and community agencies.

Each recipient will accomplish this purpose through five overarching objectives:

  • Objective 1: Recruit and train 10 LTTs, including 5 DBP fellows and 5 other LTTs, over the 5-year period of performance.
  • Objective 2: Conduct one activity per year to address equity and improve access to DBP services.
  • Objective 3: Provide training to a minimum of 200 short- and medium-term trainees per year.
  • Objective 4: Train a minimum of 150 practicing providers through continuing education per year. 
  • Objective 5: Provide a minimum of 10 technical assistance (TA) activities per year to strengthen systems of care for children who may have autism/DD and their families. 


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Public or nonprofit agencies, including institutions of higher education, are eligible to apply.

For the purposes of this NOFO, an “institution of higher education" is defined as 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.

Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible.

Pre-Proposal Conference
HRSA has scheduled the following webinar:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
2–3 p.m. ET

Attendees without computer access or computer audio can use the dial-in information below
Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
Passcode: 08822095

HRSA will record the webinar and post the recording at

Pre-Application Information
The application due date under this NOFO is January 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests you submit your application to at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current immediately! HRSA will not approve deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems may take up to 1 month to complete.

The registration process requires information in two separate systems:
• System for Award Management (SAM) ( | SAM Knowledge Base)
• (

Determine eligibility:

Mandatory registrations:

Application process:

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Up to 15 grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $283,000 per award subject to the availability of appropriated funds (Each year, one recipient will receive an additional $42,000 award for the recipient meeting)

Term of Contract
Period of Performance: July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028 (5 years)

Contact Information
You may request additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO by contacting:

LaToya Ferguson
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 443-1440

You may request additional information regarding the overall program issues and/or technical assistance related to this NOFO by contacting:

Rita Maldonado, MPH
Project Officer, Division of MCH Workforce Development
Attn: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Training Program
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Telephone: (301) 443-3622

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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