Title V/Maternal and Child Health Grant Funds

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Notification of Title V/Maternal and Child Health Grant Funds
Funding Period: April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020

The North Dakota Department of Health, Title V/Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program, will provide funding to American Indian Tribal Reservations to assist in addressing MCH needs. The program will provide funds for new projects or to expand existing projects that align with the priority areas of the state MCH grant:

  • Reduce tobacco use in pregnant women
  • Increase rate of breastfeeding at six months
  • Reduce disparities in infant mortality
  • Reduce overweight and obesity in children
  • Increase preventative dental services in children
  • Reduce fatal motor vehicle crash deaths to adolescents
  • Decrease depressive symptoms in adolescents
  • Increase utilization of medical home
  • Increase the number of children with special health care needs receiving transition support
  • Increase adequate insurance coverage to the MCH population

North Dakota Tribal Nations: Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes), Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Nation, and Trenton Indian Service Area.

Grant applications will be accepted for up to $7,500. 

More than one application may be submitted from a tribal reservation; however, only one project from each reservation will be funded. 

The funding period will be from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  

If funded, you may be required to submit a more detailed budget justification. 

Funds may not be used for (1) inpatient services other than those provided to children with special health care needs or to high-risk pregnant women and infants and such other inpatient services; (2) cash payments to intended recipients for health services; (3) purchase and improvement of land, construction or permanent improvement of buildings or purchase of major medical equipment; (4) matching other federal grants; or (5) providing funds for research or training to any entity other than a public or private non-profit entity.

Additional unallowable costs include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bad debt 
  • Contingencies or reserves
  • Contributions or donations to others
  • Entertainment costs
  • Fines and penalties resulting from violations of, or failure to comply with Federal, State and local laws and regulations
  • Food costs (other than per diem expenses)
  • Fundraising
  • Interest charges and late fees
  • Lobbying or memberships in organizations substantially engaged in lobbying

Title V/MCH prohibits exclusion from participation, denial of benefits, or discrimination in any program or activity funded in whole or in part with Title V/MCH monies on the basis of race, color or national origin, sex, age, religion or handicapping conditions.
Any charges imposed upon individuals receiving services through projects funded by Title V/MCH must be pursuant to a published schedule of charges and adjusted to reflect the income, resources and family size of recipients. No charges may be imposed for low-income mothers or children. The official poverty guideline, as revised annually by HHS, shall be used to determine whether an individual is considered low-income for this purpose. The poverty guidelines are issued each year in the Federal Register. HHS maintains a page on the Internet that provides the poverty guidelines: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/

One project from each tribal reservation will be funded based on the following criteria (80 total points): 

  • Scope of project is in alignment with one or more of the MCH priorities (20 points)
  • Explanation of how the project will be implemented (20 points)
  • Impact of the project on the MCH population (20 points)
  • Explanation of how the funding will support the program (includes budget review) (20 points)
    • Salary - Include the hours, wages, and duties of each grant-related position    
    • Fringe - List all employment related costs, such as FICA, workers compensation, health insurance, and retirement benefits    
    • Travel - Account for any travel associated with the grant    
    • Supplies/Materials - Include short-lived items needed to run an office, such as paper, envelopes, pens and pencils, CDs, staples, etc.    
    • Media - Account for any costs associated with media; social media, radio, newspapers, etc.    
    • Space - Include costs for space rental    
    • Other - Justify other costs    

Complete the on-line application:  

Please carefully read and follow the instructions provided in the on-line application. 

Grant proposals must be submitted through the on-line portal by 11:59 p.m. December 20, 2019. 

You will receive an email confirmation of receipt once your proposal has been received. 

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by February 1, 2020. 

Questions about the application process can be directed to Krissie Guerard, kguerard@nd.gov or 701-328-4538.