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Title V

Title V Funding figures are obtained from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), a department of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Title V of the Social Security Act has authorized the Maternal and Child Health Services Program since 1935 and 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. States must provide a three-dollar match for every four federal dollars allocated. PeriStats makes available the amount of federal dollars allocated to each state as well as the amount matched by each state and Washington, DC. US totals shown in PeriStats include funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but exclude funding to territories. More background is available on the MCHB Web site.