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Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program 

What is the MIECHV Program?

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home (MIECHV) program is designed to (1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; (2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and (3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.

Illinois MIECHV is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (fiscal lead) and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (programmatic lead).  Illinois has been awarded a MIECHV formula grant (X02) and a competitive grant (D89).

Illinois MIECHV Funding Summary (updated 3/27/15)

Federal FY FFY Start Date Spending End Date IL MIECHV Formula IL MIECHV Competitive
FFY 2010 7/15/2010 9/30/2012 $3,135,997 $0
FFY 2011 9/30/2011 9/29/2013 $4,296,218 $2,709,014
FFY 2012 9/30/2012 9/29/2014 $4,296,218 $3,286,607
FFY 2013 9/30/2013 9/29/2015 $3,865,221 $3,177,477
FFY 2014 8/01/2014 9/30/2016 $3,652,101 $2,511,741
FFY 2015 3/01/2015 9/30/2017 $4,016,157 9,399,351

Illinois’ MIECHV competitive grant
supports three research projects in selected programs:

  • Doula Expansion
  • Doula Randomized Control Trial
  • Fussy Baby Enhancement

Illinois’ MIECHV formula grant supports the following:

  • Expand or enhance one or more federally-recognized evidence-based home visiting models;
  • Ensure that home visiting is effectively connected to community based organizations and services;
  • Establish a system of universal screening and coordinated intake in target areas;
  • Enhance or establish an early childhood collaborative in target areas.

To receive these funds, the Illinois MIECHV program was required to develop:

The initial pilot communities supported with MIECHV formula funds are:

  • Englewood/ West Englewood/ Greater Grand Crossing (Chicago)
  • Cicero
  • Elgin
  • Rockford
  • Macon County
  • Vermilion County

The following pilot communities are also implementing or exploring Coordinated Intake on a voluntary basis:

  • McLean County
  • Oak Park – River Forest
  • Peoria-Tazewell Counties
  • Stephenson County

General Information about MIECHV:

Illinois MIECHV Newsletters

Annual Forms for Providers

Budget Forms for Providers

Quarterly Narrative Report Forms for Providers

Data Collection and Data System

Forms and Assessments for Home Visiting Agencies

  • Relationship Assessment Tool (English and Spanish - Appendix E)
  • 4Ps Plus 
     All completed 4Ps Plus screens (completed by MIECHV or non-MIECHV home visiting programs) should be mailed or scanned and emailed to the address below:     

    Alison Suzukamo
    NTI Upstream 4Ps Plus Team
    70 East Lake St, Suite 1300
    Chicago, IL 60601

Community Systems Development

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Coordinated Intake

Coordinated Intake is a collaborative community process that provides families with a coordinated point of entry for services with a neighborhood, community, city, town, suburb, or county. If your community is interested in exploring or piloting coordinated intake for home visiting and other early childhood programs on a voluntary basis, please contact Teresa Kelly ( or Joanna Su ( at OECD.

Medical Home Care Coordination (ICAAP Project) 

MIECHV-Specific Training Resources

 Home Visiting and Early Childhood Training Resources

Links to Other Home Visiting Resources:

Home Visiting Task Force of the Illinois Early Learning Council

Governmental Funders and Administrators of Home Visiting Programs


Illinois Department of Human Services 

Illinois State Board of Education

Chicago Public Schools 

Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models include:

Early Head Start

Healthy Families America

Nurse Family Partnership

Parents as Teachers Illinois

For additional evidence-based models designated by HRSA, please visit HOMVEE    

See also: