The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering grants for funding 2020 activities related to Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). Eligible entities include state, territory, and tribal governments as well as public, private, community and faith-based organizations including colleges and universities. Applications are due to HRSA by November 8, 2019.
HRSA is offering a pre-submission technical assistance webinar on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET).
Call-In Number: 888-889-2042
Participant Code: 1398484
If you can’t participate in the webinar, HRSA has indicated that it will be recorded and made available online.
EHDI programs have been adopted across the U.S. and its territories for newborns, infants, and young children (up to 3 years old) who are deaf or hard of hearing to receive appropriate and timely services that include hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention.
ASHA was instrumental in the passage of legislation that created the EHDI program. ASHA audiology members continue to drive service delivery and administration of the program since its inception in 2000. EHDI is funded through programs established by HRSA and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Information regarding current funding recipients is available on the CDC website and the National Center for Hearing Assessments and Management.
Please contact Regina Escano, ASHA’s associate director, audiology professional practices, at firstname.lastname@example.org.