Tuesday, October 27, 2009

March of Dimes Now Accepting 2010 Grant Applications

The March of Dimes is accepting grant applications statewide that will address unmet maternal and child health needs. The 2010 applications are due on November 15th, 2009 at 4:00PM. Submission includes one signed copy and one emailed copy to Pamela Pfeffer, State Director of Program Services.

“These grants address significant maternal and child health issues such as; smoking cessation, health education for mothers using alcohol or other drugs, and preterm birth reoccurrence, which are of concern in our community,” said Pfeffer.

These grants are one way the March of Dimes supports its mission of preventing birth defects and infant mortality. As part of this effort, the community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national campaign objectives, and further our strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes. Proposals will be accepted from organizations with the capacity, competence and experience to accomplish project goals and objectives.

“Here in Milwaukee we found that we could help mothers and babies through supporting our community partners,” Pfeffer said. “We are grateful that our successful fundraising efforts, such as March for Babies, make it possible for us to support new efforts to help more babies to be born healthy,” she said.

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For information about research grants funded by the March of Dimes national office, please refer to the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org or e-mail the Office of Research and Grants Administration at researchgrants@marchofdimes.com.


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