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Program Overview

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The cooperative agreement is funded by MCHB. Federal grants of up to $50,000 per year for 5 years are awarded annually through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services. Through the cooperative agreement, Healthy Tomorrows staff at the AAP provide technical assistance to program applicants and grantees.

Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:

  1. Access to health care services,
  2. Community-based health care,
  3. Preventive health care, and
  4. Service coordination


  • Direct clinical or Public health services,
  • Pediatrician/Pediatric primary care provider Involvement (family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants),
  • 2 to 1 non-federal matching funds in years 2 - 5 (i.e., if federal grant award is $50,000, then the matching requirement is $100,000, which can include in-kind funds),
  • A realistic evaluation component, and
  • An advisory board comprised of local community members, families, program participants, and representatives from partner agencies

Search the Grants Database to view descriptions of current and past projects. Select "Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Grants" from the "Program" list under advanced search, you can further refine your search by selecting a health topic, target population, state, and year.

The Healthy Tomorrows Program has a grant cycle every 1-2 years and awards approximately ten 5-year grants each year. Announcements of grant opportunities can be found here. Visit the funding cycles page to learn about past cycles and the number of applicants and grants awarded in past years.


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