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March of Dimes Texas Chapter Community Grants Program

Grants to Texas Nonprofits & Public Agencies
to Promote Healthy Pregnancies & Infant Health

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March of Dimes Texas Chapter

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Deadline Date:

09/25/15 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that help women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Applicants are invited to attend the August 19 and September 15 phone conferences to learn more. Eligible projects include providing financial support to research and education that will help mothers before and during their pregnancies.

It also includes working with local medical groups and organizations to improve prenatal care and newborn screening.

Funds are awarded based on a number of criteria, including the group or organization’s ability to accomplish its goals, as well as the potential impact a project will have in helping prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.

Proposals will be accepted from organizations focusing on one of the following priorities:

1) Interventions that address health disparities in African-American and Hispanic populations in Texas that will decrease prematurity, infant mortality and birth defects.

2) Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Risk reduction projects include, but are not limited to:

-Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes. This may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest®, Project Alpha and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®.

-Enhancing services for pregnant women with chronic diseases that increase the risk of premature birth such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.

-Enhancing care through a group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160981

Number of Grants:

12 awards for each of the 3 funding streams is anticipated.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Becoming a Mom: $8,000 - $10,000.
Centering Pregnancy: $2,000 - $10,000.
Incentive & Education: Up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is from February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes chapter grant, an organization must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) or for-profit organization or government agency.

The March of Dimes does not award grants to individuals. Applicants must disclose any conflict of interest due to representation by their organization on the chapter's Program Services Committee or the Chapter or Division Board of Directors.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Scheduled conference calls will be held to answer general questions regarding the application. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM and Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Call our conference line at 1.866.638.1558, dial 1050264235#

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are encouraged to submit an electronic copy of the full application to Anna one week prior to deadline (September 25, 2015). Anna will review the application and provide feedback.

To apply, applicants should first obtain the full application, guidelines and required forms. Proposals must address at least one of the funding priorities mentioned. Please be advised that proposals are non-binding. Electronic submission responses need to be received no later than 4:00 PM, September 25, 2015. Submissions must be in PDF (.pdf) format.

Hardcopy submissions must be received by September 25, 2015.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Paula Martinez

March of Dimes
12660 Coit Road
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75251

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