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Early Childhood Health

Minnesota funding only.

Individual grants may be awarded up to $50,000.

NOTE: We're accepting one-year early childhood health grant applications in 2024.

We seek proposals that support early intervention programs that foster optimal growth and development for children from birth through age 12. We prioritize proposals that strategically align their work to advance health equity for the following communities:

  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Individuals living in rural areas
  • LGBTQ+
  • Youth in or aging out of foster care

We'll prioritize proposals that address:

  • Abuse prevention
  • Culturally-focused care
  • Early childhood health workforce
  • Maternal health and birth equity (e.g., prenatal/perinatal care and doula support)
  • Oral health
  • Parenting skills
  • Primary care and immunizations
  • Social-emotional learning


  • Non-health related education and lifestyle programs, including physical activity and nutrition, are ineligible. Programs, such as camps, that are one-time experiences are also ineligible.
  • Mental health proposals for children should be submitted through our behavioral health funding area.
  • If your organization has an active Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Health, or Strategic Initiative grant, to discuss your organizations eligibility please contact Shelly d’Almeida.

Apply for an Early Childhood Health grant