The March of Dimes North Dakota Chapter is now accepting applications for their 2013 Community Grants Program. The goal of the community grants program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the state of North Dakota. Priority will be given to applications that address premature birth prevention, particularly late preterm birth in ND and disparately high preterm birth rates among Native American women.
Community Grants can be made to support activities such as: implementation of March of Dimes community programs (e.g. Coming of the Blessing, and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®), purchase and distribution of March of Dimes health education materials, implementation of our 39 Week Toolkit, or a conference for health professionals. Grant applications are due October 22nd and may be obtained via our website, www.marchofdimes.com/northdakota, by calling the March of Dimes office at 701-235-5530, or by clicking here. Each award will be between $500 – $3000.
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 more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org.