COVID-19 Impact
on Home Visiting

Home Visiting

A key function is to serve families and ensure high quality programs while providing support and empowering the community. 

Home visiting programs are voluntary, family-focused services offered to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children to support the physical, social, and emotional health of your child.

When families receive home-based support, children are better prepared for school, abuse and neglect are less likely and parent-child bonds are stronger.

Either before a child’s birth or the child’s first few years of life, families are voluntarily matched with trained professionals. These home visitors engage families in their homes or community settings to provide information and support related to children’s healthy development, support parent-child relationship, and provide information on importance of early learning and connections to other information, services and supports in the community.

SFY22 Expansion Opportunity

25 HVSA-funded LIAs received an email to apply for SFY22 Expansion Funds. LIAs were invited to apply for funding if they had at least two years of HVSA submitted data that demonstrated one or both of the following criteria:

  • For at least three of the four periods of review (SFY18, SFY19, SFY20, Q1/Q2 SFY21) the program demonstrated on average active enrollment of at least 75% of funded slots according to active enrollment data submitted to the Department of Health.
  • For at least 2 of the 3 periods of review (SFY18, SFY19, or SFY20) the program demonstrated on average 12-month retention among 50% or more of enrolled families.   

Applications are due by noon on August 10th. A second expansion opportunity will be released more widely in early 2022.