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Quick Facts: MCH Programs

PeriStats provides state-specific data for two federally-sponsored maternal and child health programs: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Title V.

WIC is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state health departments, city and county health departments and community health clinics. The program serves low-income women, infants and children who are nutritionally at risk.

Title V of the Social Security Act has authorized the Maternal and Child Health Services Program since 1935, and it is a major source of state funds for women of childbearing age, infants and children with special health care needs. Title V consists of block grants to state health agencies on the basis of specified formulas, and discretionary grants referred to as Special Projects of Regional and National Significance.

• In 2020 (fiscal year), there were 15,002 women and children served by WIC in Montana. To find the name and phone number of your state WIC director, consult the USDA web site.
• In 2019 (fiscal year) Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (Title V) funds to Montana included $2,300,122 from the federal government and $3,058,820 in state matching funds. States must provide a three-dollar match for every four federal dollars allocated. To find the name and phone number of your state Title V contact, consult the MCHB web site.
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  • Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Federal-State Title V Block Grant Partnership Budget. Available at: https://perfdata.hrsa.go
  • Retrieved September 25, 2021, from