New "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Funding Opportunity Announced

December 10, 2013

A new "Learn the Signs. Act Early." funding announcement, Act Early State Systems Grants, has recently been released. Approximately seven grants, of up to $20,000, will be awarded for a two-year project period. The purpose of the State Systems Grants is to utilize resources available through the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." program and support state-based teams working to improve early identification of children with developmental delays and linkage to services within systems of care that serve young children under the age of 5 years. The funding should be used to build on and complement state activities outlined in state plans or otherwise designed to strengthen state and community systems for early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Applications are due 1/10/14 and awards will be announced 2/24/14. Click here to read the full funding announcement. All questions should be directed to Michelle Jarvis at mjarvis@amchp.org.

"Learn the Signs. Act Early." is a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Visit www.aucd.org/actearly or www.cdc.gov/actearly to learn more.