Helping moms and babies in Illinois
We are pleased to release a Request for Application (RFA) for our 2015 Community Awards (requests up to $2,658 will be accepted).
The goal of the Community Awards program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the state of Illinois. Desired applications include community-based programs that address interconception health and health care needs with special consideration to programs addressing health disparities in their community area. Interconception care focuses on the period of time between pregnancies. Funding for Community Awards may be granted up to $2,658. Community Awards may support activities such as purchase and distribution of March of Dimes health education materials, implementation of March of Dimes community programs (e.g. Stork's Nest and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando Bien) or a conference for health professionals. To view our product catalog, visit the March of Dimes website at marchofdimes.org/catalog.
Community Awards are one year only and the funding year is from October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016.
2015 Request for Award Applications Deadline is Friday, July 24, 2015.
Application materials can be accessed at the link below.
Electronic submissions must be in Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) format.
Hardcopy submissions should be sent to:
Priscilla Williams, MA
Associate Director of Program Services
111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60604
For answers to questions about the 2015 Community Awards, please contact Priscilla Williams, Associate Director of Program Services.
Proposals will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary Program Services Committee. Applicants will be notified of their funding status by Monday, September 28, 2015.
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes Illinois Chapter grant, an organization must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3), a 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.