March of Dimes Seeks Submission of applications for our Community Awards to give “A FIGHTING CHANCE FOR EVERY BABY” – Applications due October 23, 2015

| Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Maitland, Florida, October 06, 2015 —

March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking applications for their Community Awards grants to support programs that address unmet maternal and child health needs. Awarding grants to organizations is one of the ways the March of Dimes pursues its mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

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 Florida. They must also fall under our 2015 funding priorities.

Community Awards, which can be requested for amounts up to $3,000, may not be used to support the purchase of equipment or furniture, individual tuition or conference fees, dues or membership fees, employee salary, or programs requiring long-term March of Dimes funding. For larger projects, please contact the March of Dimes Florida Chapter to learn more about its Chapter Grants Program.

Applications are being accepted until October 23, 2015 and grantees will be notified on November 20, 2015. The funding period extends from December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. Please refer to the attached application and the full list of funding priority areas. For more information or questions, please email Sharetta Remikie, State Director of Program Services at sremikie@marchofdimes.org, or call (321) 274-8686.

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Click here for the Community Award Application.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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