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Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant

Funding Opportunity:
Community feedback on Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Needs

Oregon Maternal and Child Health is conducting a statewide needs assessment, and we need your help! 

If your agency works with one of the following communities in Oregon, please read on:

  • African American/Black families
  • Native American/Alaska Native families
  • Hispanic/Latinx families
  • Immigrant and refugee families
  • Rural families
  • Homeless families
  • LGBTQ youth with a special focus on transgender youth
  • Spanish-speaking youth
  • Native American youth

The Oregon Public Health Division’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program is seeking applications for small grants to collect information about the health needs of Oregon’s women, children, youth and families. This work is part of a needs assessment that will be used to set priorities for our Federal Title V MCAH program’s work for the next five years. We want to ensure that the voices of Oregon’s diverse communities and families are reflected in our MCAH needs assessment, and in our state and local Title V MCAH work. If you are interested in helping to gather feedback from one of the communities listed above, please read the attached request for proposals and consider applying for a Title V MCH Needs Assessment Community Voices Mini Grant.  We plan to award 9 grants (one per community of focus) for up to $7,000 each. 

Proposals are due by 5PM on Monday May 13, 2019.

We hosted a webinar to answer questions about the grant application process on April 18, 2019. 

View the webinar here: Oregon MCAH Title V Needs Assessment Webinar

Questions about the RFP can be sent to: by May 1, 2019.

Answers to all questions will be posted at: by May 3. Please feel free to forward this information to other agencies that might be interested in applying for these funds. Thanks in advance for your interest in helping to ensure that the voices of Oregon’s diverse communities and families are included in our state’s MCAH work. We appreciate your partnership and your work on behalf of women, children, youth and families in Oregon.

Click here for the application Title V NA MiniGrant RFP 4_9_19.docx

What is the Title V MCH Block Grant?

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V of the Social Security Act) is the only federal program devoted to improving the health of all women, children and families. Title V provides funding to state maternal and child health (MCH) programs, which serve 35 million women and children in the U.S. 

Since 1935, federal funds have supported state activities that improve the health of pregnant women, children, adolescents, and children and youth with special health needs (commonly called the "MCH population"). These funds are used to address maternal and child health priorities including:

  • Surveillance and data about the health status of Oregon’s MCH population;
  • Assessment and monitoring of needs to assure health and wellness;
  • State and local collaboration to assure access to preventive health services and information; and
  • Linkages to health care and other maternal and child health services in the community.

Key Documents

Title V 2020 Needs Assessment

Introduction to the Title V Needs Assessment Webinar, February 2019

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the webinar, please contact

February 2018 Grantee Meeting: Follow-Up Materials

Meeting Materials

 Keynote Presentations

 Priority Specific Presentations and Resources


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