About the Florida ECCS Impact Project
Since 2003, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has funded projects that support Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS). ECCS are partnerships between interrelated and interdependent agencies/organizations representing physical and mental health, social services, families and caregivers, and early childhood education to develop seamless systems of care for children from birth to kindergarten entry. The ECCS Impact Grant Program builds upon this work to enhance early childhood systems at the national, state and community levels. 1
Florida is one of twelve states awarded the five year ECCS Impact grant by HRSA in July of 2016. The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc. (FAHSC), the nonprofit organization administering the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiative for the state, will oversee the successful implementation of the ECCS Impact grant.
This project seeks to improve the developmental health of young children and family well-being in high-need communities with a focus on two specific components of the early childhood sector- home visiting and early learning.