Child Care Fund

Supporting Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Child Care Fund

In an effort to promote breastfeeding in the child care setting, the MDHHS Title V program has provided MIBFN with funds to administer a grant program in solidarity with breastfeeding supporters and/or organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color that partner with child care providers who serve Black, Indigenous, and families of color.

Three organizations/breastfeeding supporters that partner with child care providers who serve Black, Indigenous, and families of color will be awarded:

  • $9000 in Supporting Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Child Care Funds
  • $1000 in additional compensation for meeting and cohort participation
  • Ready-to-distribute 1-pager on your services for future outreach and fund development efforts
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Timeline:

  • Application period: June 18-July 2, 2021
  • $10,000 awards announced: July 8, 2021
  • Grant period: July 8-September 30, 2021

Application:

  • Submit your application here
    • Please note that a budget must be uploaded as an attachment to the application.

Tools:

  • Download a PDF worksheet with all the application questions here
  • Download a template budget (Excel | Google Sheets)

Decision Making System:

  • Funding will be prioritized for applicant breastfeeding supporters and/or organizations based on the following criteria:
    • Did you answer all of the questions in the application?
    • Do you serve families of color?
    • Do you primarily serve families who identify as Black and/or Indigenous?  
    • Do you identify as a person of color?
    • Do you identify as Black and/or Indigenous? 
    • Is your current funding less than $50,000 per year?  
    • Is your plan to use the funds actionable and feasible within the next 3 months?

If you have any questions, please reach out to any MIBFN staff member or email hello@mibreastfeeding.org.

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hello@mibreastfeeding.org

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Lansing, MI 48912

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