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Cooperative Agreement to a USA IHE, Agency, or Nonprofit to Create a National Research Network for Child Health

Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN)


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
CFDA Number: 93.110
Funding or PIN Number: HRSA-23-083
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Important Dates
Deadline: 04/10/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA IHE, agency, nonprofit or tribal organization to create a national research network whose purpose is to improve health outcomes for children. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that will advance health equity across the lifespan.

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, national, multi-site research platform for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building to conduct timely, innovative, high-quality, applied life course intervention research studies that have the potential to be translated into practice. The LCT-RN will promote child health and health equity across the lifespan. The findings from these studies are expected to inform MCHB program planning, policymaking, and evidence-based practice from a life course perspective.

In this funding cycle, LCT-RN will place a high priority on studies that focus on health equity and how maternal, paternal, and family physical and mental health affects child health, recognizing the importance of two-generation models for influencing intergenerational health. The LCT-RN will collaborate with HRSA MCHB-funded programs to identify priority topics, implement multi-site intervention studies, and translate findings into practice.

The objectives of the LCT-RN to be completed during the 5-year period of performance are to:

  • Grow and expand an interdisciplinary, national, multi-site, collaborative translational research network that will accelerate the translation of life course research into practice and reduce health disparities in MCH populations;
  • Conduct at least five intervention research studies that apply life course theory, have the potential to modify health development at critical life stages, and can be translated into public health practice;
  • Develop strategic collaborations to inform research priorities and ensure activities are responsive to the needs of underserved communities;
  • Train and mentor at least 10 junior/new investigators annually including those from underserved communities and/or those from minority-serving institutions; and
  • Disseminate research findings including at least five peer-reviewed publications per year; and evaluate the impact of research activities on programs, practices, and policy.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility is limited to public or non-profit institutions of higher learning and public or private non-profit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs. See 42 CFR § 51a.3(b). Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

You are required to submit proof of non-profit status as Attachment 5, if applicable. A foreign applicant will need to be affiliated with a U.S. entity (i.e., university, institution) with a U.S. EIN established and recognized by HRSA to be considered a public or nonprofit institution of higher learning or a public or private nonprofit agency.

Pre-Proposal Conference
HRSA has scheduled the following webinar:
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 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
Meeting ID: 160 756 8642
Passcode: 78049209

HRSA will record the webinar and make it available approximately 2 weeks after the webinar at:

Pre-Application Information
The application due date under this NOFO is April 10, 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.

HRSA will release the Notice of Award (NOA) on or around the start date of September 1, 2023.

In an attempt to more effectively utilize the TA webinar time, if you have questions about the NOFO, please send them prior to the webinar via email. Program staff will compile and address these questions during the TA webinar.

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.

Multiple applications from an organization with the same Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) are allowed if the applications propose separate and distinct projects. For example, different investigators (or research teams) from the same institution can apply for the same funding opportunity.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $800,000 per year

Term of Contract
Period of Performance: September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2028 (5 years)

Funding beyond the first year is subject to the availability of appropriated funds for the LCT-RN in subsequent fiscal years, satisfactory progress, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. HRSA may reduce or take other enforcement actions regarding recipient funding levels beyond the first year if they are unable to fully succeed in achieving the goals listed in application.

Contact Information
Send questions prior to the TA webinar to

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

Djuana Gibson
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 443-3243

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

Jessica DiBari, PhD, MHS and Deborah Quint Shelef, MPH
Office of Epidemiology and Research
Division of Research
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Phone: (301) 443-4690

For assistance with submitting the application in, contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays at: Contact Center
Phone: 1-800-518-4726 (International callers dial 606-545-5035)

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