Improving Maternal and Child Health Funding Opportunity Now Open

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The Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Maternal and Child Health Grant Program. The Strengthening Community Solutions to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Request for Partnerships seeks to support work to reduce maternal and child health disparities throughout Wisconsin, with a focus on underserved and marginalized communities including but not limited to American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Asian and rural communities.

Through the new funding opportunity, the Oversight and Advisory Committee of the Wisconsin Partnership Program will allocate up to $2 million to strengthen and expand the capacity of community organizations and the vital work they are doing to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Each award will be for a maximum of $150,000 for up to two years. Letters of intent are due May 9, 2022.

View the RFP

Eligibility: A Community Lead Organization is required and must be a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, IRS tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, or a tribal or local government entity.  Please note that those organizations funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s June 2021 Maternal and Infant Health RfP are not eligible for consideration.

Proposals must address at least one of the four priority areas:

  • Supporting women’s health in preparation for pregnancy
  • Expanding community-based models of care to be responsive to the desires/needs of pregnant women
  • Strengthening access to post-partum maternal care and infant needs
  • Prioritizing the needs of the infant and the family adults together

Efforts led by trusted community-based organizations and strong community models of care are essential to improving maternal and child health outcomes. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply.

For more information about this grant program, contact Renuka Mayadev, JD, Program Advisor, Maternal Child Health, Wisconsin Partnership Program at