Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a competitive grant program that awards funds to innovative, community-based pro​​jects to improve access to health care and promote preventive health services.

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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
  4. Service coordination

Program Requirements

  • Direct clinical or public health services,
  • Pediatrician/pediatric primary care provider involvement (family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants),
  • 2:1 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
  • An advisory board comprised of local community members, families, program participants, and representatives from partner agencies

Grant Cycles

The Healthy Tomorrows Program has a grant cycle every 1-2 years and awards approximately eight 5-year grants each year. Announcements of grant opportunities can be found here.


Did You Know...​​​​

89% of all Healthy Tomorrows projects were fully or partially sustained five or more years after federal funding ended.

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a Federal agency. HRSA does not engage in advocacy on behalf of its grantees. It supports community health and advocacy efforts of grantees on behalf of the children, families, and communities they serve.

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