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Early Childhood Health

Minnesota funding only. If your organization is outside of Minnesota return to the Apply for a Grant page to determine eligibility.

We seek proposals for early intervention programs that foster optimal growth and development for children from birth through age 12. This includes programs that improve access to prenatal and postpartum care, including doula support and home visitation programs; improve maternal health outcomes and birth equity for women of color; enhance parenting skills; support developmental, social, and emotional health; and/or provides preventive health and dental care.

We focus on promoting improvements to health outcomes and equitable solutions to reduce health disparities. Priority is given to proposals that build partnerships and collaborations within the community and embrace trauma-sensitive practices, with a strengths-based approach to care and treatment.

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

Mental health proposals for children should be submitted through our behavioral health funding area.


Individual grants may be awarded up to $40,000


Apply for an Early Childhood Health grant

Note: If your organization received a Behavioral Health or Early Childhood Health grant last year or if your organization has a current strategic initiative grant, your organization is not eligible to apply for any of these programs this year.