August 6, 2021

Pregnant woman holding her belly with her hands in a heart shape.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health recently released a funding opportunity to solicit applications for State, local, territorial, and Tribal partnership projects designed to identify and reduce violence-related deaths among pregnant people and postpartum people.

Applicants receiving funding will be expected to (1) establish or expand programs that review, identify, and track maternal deaths caused by violence; (2) implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes and reduce violence-related deaths among pregnant women and postpartum women; and (3) develop a sustainability plan for maintaining the program when the cooperative agreement award ends.

Applications for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) Partnership Programs to Reduce Maternal Deaths due to Violence are being accepted through September 11, 2021.