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Drug Free Moms and Babies Project Expansion

Posted on wvperinatal.org
Monday, August 22, 2017

Application Due Date:
Monday, September 18, 2017

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is requesting proposals to fund comprehensive, integrated programs for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders (SUD). The goal of the Drug Free Moms and Babies (DFMB) Project Expansion is to develop, evaluate, document, and replicate programs that support healthy baby outcomes by providing prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services for pregnant and postpartum women with SUD.

Eligible applicants include maternity care providers (private practices, primary care centers, federally qualified health centers, hospital-based clinics, delivery hospitals, etc.) in West Virginia. While the program will be funded for one year, eligible applicants must have staffing and processes in place to be able serve a minimum of 25 pregnant or postpartum women by April 30, 2018. Although the lead agency must be a maternity care provider, applicants must demonstrate the ability to establish systems of care within their community to support the long-term recovery of mothers.
Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 8
Anticipated Award Amount: $50,000 – $80,000
Length of Project: Up to 2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required? No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $80,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Janine Breyel
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

DFMB Expansion
Request for Proposal Announcement
Application for
Drug Free Moms and Babies
Expansion Project

Substance Use During PregnancySubstance use during pregnancy has been identified as a major problem affecting newborn health outcomes in West Virginia. Since the Partnership was formed in 2006, several factors have been identified as causative factors for low birth weight and illnesses of infants after birth: smoking during pregnancy and in-home smoking by other family members; illegal and legal drug use; and alcohol use.

The Partnership has the Substance Use During Pregnancy Committee to oversee all projects involving tobacco, drug and alcohol use. The committee has developed a number of policy recommendations, including:

In addition, the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership has implemented a number of other initiatives around this important issue of substance use during pregnancy. These include:

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