March of Dimes Community Grant Program
Each year, local March of Dimes chapters award grants to external organizations across the state in order to address unmet maternal and infant health needs. These community grants are one way that the March of Dimes pursues its mission of saving babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Attached is a document that highlights the many ways that these funds have stayed in our community, helping families in need. The chapter community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national and state objectives and further our strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes. Proposals will be accepted from organizations with the capacity, competence and experience to accomplish project goals and objectives through one of the following strategies:
· Increasing access to and quality health care for women and infants
· Increasing availability of prevention services
· Increasing availability of genetics services and folic acid education
Project interventions may be provider and/or consumer focused. Interventions must be provided within the local chapter’s specified geographic area.
· The Letter of Intent is due to Kara Hamilton by April 6.