Thank you for your interest in receiving funding support for addressing needs resulting from the current public health emergencies (including the global COVID-19 pandemic and scattered natural disasters around the nation). These public health emergencies have contributed to the need for enhancements and improvements to newborn screening, analysis, follow-up and diagnosis practices within the public health system. This opportunity is available to all state NBS programs and NBS stakeholders.


All U.S. and territorial NBS programs and NBS stakeholders are eligible to apply for this funding and are subject to the requirements to be set forth in a contract between APHL and the funded entity.

NBS programs can use funding for enhancements to the following areas (this list is not comprehensive): electronic reporting, health information technology solutions, communication solutions, follow-up efficiencies, meetings and trainings, staffing solutions, enhancement of procedures and methodologies, to address supply and reagent shortages, optimizations to second and repeat newborn screens, modifications to disorder specific algorithms, courier improvements, education and outreach, continuity of operations planning, and others.

Anticipated RFP Schedule 

September 24, 2020 - Applications open

October 23, 2020 - Aplications due by 11:59 pm ET to APHL

October 26-30, 2020 - Application review process

November 2, 2020 - Awardees notified

December 18, 2020 - Contracts ratified between APHL and awardees

July 30, 2021 - Project completion date (or sooner)


Any modification to this anticipated schedule will be communicated via the website


The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it on its entirety.

Response Submittal

APHL must receive complete responses by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. Email the completed application to

APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your application. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within two (2) business days, call 240.485.2726 to confirm receipt.


If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Sikha Singh at or at 240.485.2726. 


*The development of this Request for Proposals (RFP) application was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U22MC24078 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of an award totaling $1,700,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.