Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section

Funding Opportunity

01/04/23 - RFA A378R – Reducing Infant Mortality in Communities

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section has released a Request for Application (RFA) #A378R - Reducing Infant Mortality in Communities (RIMC).

Only specific local health departments/districts may apply to receive funding to implement the RIMC program. Local health departments/districts serving counties that rank in the top quartile (i.e., the top 25) for the infant mortality disparity ratio or the infant mortality rate are eligible to apply. The disparity ratio compares each county’s five-year average infant mortality rates between non-Hispanic Whites and non-Hispanic African Americans during the 2016-2020 time-period.

How to Apply:
The Request for Applications (RFA) will be released on Wednesday January 4, 2023. Specific details on submitting applications for consideration will be included in the RFA.

The RFA may be downloaded from the NC Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section’s website beginning January 4, 2023 at https://wicws.dph.ncdhhs.gov/.

All prospective applicants are recommended to participate on a Pre-Application Webinar on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612792295?pwd=emc5a3JRaGZJeVovQi9Malg4elgrZz09

Any agency that plans to submit an application is REQUIRED to submit a non-binding notice of intent no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2023. The link to complete the notice of intent is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RIMCRFAA378R.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to submit questions regarding the RFA by email to renee.jackson@dhhs.nc.gov until 4:30 pm on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Deadline for Submission: 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Request for Application Schedule:

01/04/2023  RFA released and consultation period begins.
01/18/2023  Pre-Application webinar - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
01/24/2023  Technical assistance call (optional) at 10:00 am - 11:00 am, call-in number is 919-501-4272.
02/17/2023  Mandatory Notice of Intent due at 5:00 pm.
02/17/2023  RFA consultation period ends. All questions due in writing by 4:30 pm.
02/24/2023  Question and answer addendum emailed to all eligible applicants.
03/03/2023  Application deadline at 5:00 pm.
03/31/2023  Successful applicants will be notified.

Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to: Renee D. Jackson, RIMC Program Manager renee.jackson@dhhs.nc.gov.

News and Highlights

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section (WICWS) is enhancing our internship program by providing detailed descriptions of internship opportunities and an application process to promote equitable access for undergraduate and/or graduate students across North Carolina. Each year, the WICWS will post internship opportunities and guidance for the application process. Please review internship opportunities for 2023.

To apply for an internship opportunity, please complete the survey. We recommend carefully reviewing the project description for the internship for which you are applying to prior to submitting your application. Also, please note that there are two parts to the application—a written portion and a voluntary demographics survey.

Please email WICWS any questions or concerns about internship opportunities.

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The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section develops and promotes programs and services that protect the health and well-being of infants and of women during their child-bearing years. The goal is to improve the overall health of women, reduce infant sickness and death, and strengthen families and communities.

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section also offers guidance, consultation and training for professionals who provide women's health services.

Local health departments and other community agencies serving each of the 100 counties in North Carolina provide a variety of these women's health services, including family planning, prenatal care, flu shots and other women's immunizations, and pregnancy care management. For more information on the services near you, contact your local health department.

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section is part of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

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Mailing Address

Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section
1929 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1929
Courier Number: 56-23-01

Physical Address

5601 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609


Main: (919) 707-5700
Fax: (919) 870-4827

Last Modified: 1-20-2023