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Early Childhood Health

The Early Childhood Health funding area seeks proposals for new or expanding early intervention programs that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Programs should embrace the needs of the whole-child/whole-family and may incorporate the health and wellbeing components of the two-generation approach that is central to supporting children and parents simultaneously.

Eligible programs include those that:

  • Improve access to prenatal and postpartum care
  • Address preventive health and dental care
  • Enhance parenting skills
  • Support developmental, social and emotional health
  • Address the needs of children experiencing homelessness, trauma or toxic stress

Programming focuses on children birth through age twelve and may involve parents, caregivers, health care providers, schools, shelters, early childhood programs and the overall community. Organizations exhibiting trauma-sensitive practices and using a strengths-based approach to care are preferred.

Note: Non-health health related education and lifestyle programs, including physical activity and nutrition, are ineligible.

Individual grants may be awarded up to $25,000.