March of Dimes 2014 community grants available

The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is accepting community grant applications until November 15.

Community Awards for 2014 may be for amounts up to $3,000 and address one of the March’s Funding Priority Areas. The application, available here, is due on November 15, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.

The priority areas are:

  • Providing or enhancing preconception health education and/or services.
  • Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services.
  • Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®).
  • Enhance the availability, quality, awareness of and utilization of genetics services and other patient services, including newborn screening, to strengthen care and prevention of birth defects.
  • Increasing education related to reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in high-risk communities, consistent with the 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement.