New Funding Opportunity – State Maternal Health Innovation – HRSA-24-047

January 3, 2024

New Funding Opportunity – State Maternal Health Innovation – HRSA-24-047

The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MIH) program.

The purpose of the State MIH program is to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM) 3 by:

  • Improving access to care that is comprehensive, high-quality, appropriate, and on-going throughout the preconception, prenatal, labor and deliver and postpartum periods,
  • Enhancing maternal health surveillance and data capacity, and
  • Identifying and implementing innovative interventions to improve outcomes for populations disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality and SMM.

The program objectives to be accomplished during the period of performance to support programs goals are:

  • By September 29, 2025 (Project Year 1), each recipient will develop a draft 5-year Maternal Health Strategic Plan (MHSP) to improve maternal health
  • By September 29, 2025 (Year 1), award recipients will identify core measures to assess and report on program activities, including innovations, throughout the period of performance
  • By September 29, 2026 (Year 2), each recipient and their established MHTF will submit a final MHSP
  • By September 29, 2029 (Year 5), each recipient will increase the number of community members from populations with the highest rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity that participate on the state’s Maternal Health Task Force and in the implementation of the MHSP activities
  • Recipients will release a public Maternal Health Annual Report each year of the period of performance about maternal health topics relevant to the state
  • By September 29, 2029 (Year 5), identify and share the innovations with potential for replication, scale-up, and sustainability to improve maternal health


  • Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • State governments

Additional Information on Eligibility:

  • You can apply if your organization is in the United States and is:
    • Public or private
    • Non-profit Community-based Tribal (governments, organizations)

For questions, please contact Sarah Meyerholz at (301) 443-1702 or email

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