March of Dimes Grants Are Available to Help Florida’s Mothers and Babies - Applications due November 15
Rochelle Darman, State Director of Marketing and Communications, March of Dimes, 754-300-2610, firstname.lastname@example.org
Esteban Meneses, Public Relations Coordinator, March of Dimes, 321-274-8683, email@example.com
Maitland, Florida, October 03, 2013
The March of Dimes Florida Chapter continues to award small grants throughout the Sunshine State that will address unmet maternal and child health needs. These grants address significant maternal and child health issues such as smoking cessation, access to care in rural areas, and lack of access to prenatal care that are of concern in our community.
Grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission of 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 2014 funding priorities.
Community Awards can be requested for amounts up to $3,000 and can support activities such as: providing or enhancing preconception health/interconception education and/or services; or providing or enhancing risk reduction education and/or services. Community Awards 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.
Applications are being accepted until November 15, 2013. The application materials can be found at marchofdimes.com/florida.
For more information or questions, please contact:
• In South Florida: Director of Program Services, Patti Kodish or 754-300-2609
• In Central Florida: Regional Program Director, Tracey Reed or 973-296-8805
• In North Florida: Director of Program Services, Donna Poynor or 352-642-8291
About the March of Dimes
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education. For more information, visit our websites marchofdimes.com/florida or nacersano.org, and find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.