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 7/23/2014)
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*The FFY 2014 reapplication has been submitted to HRSA and is pending.
**Estimated amount: There may be additional sequestration.
***Federal guidance and funding amounts for FFY 2015 are expected to be published in July 2014.
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)
- 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
Quarterly Narrative Report Forms for Providers
Data Collection and Data System
Forms and Assessments for Home Visiting Agencies
Community Systems Development
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
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 (Teresa.email@example.com) or Joanna Su (firstname.lastname@example.org) at OECD.
Medical Home Care Coordination (ICAAP Project)
MIECHV-Specific Training Resources
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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