COVID-19 Fund

COVID-19 Fund

In response to guidance from Local Breastfeeding Supporters, the MDHHS Title V program has provided MIBFN with funds to administer a grant program in solidarity with six breastfeeding supporters and/or organizations that are led by and serve families of color, with priority given to applicants serving Black and/or Indigenous families, in an effort to compensate their work and increase their capacity to serve families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

Six (6) applicants will be awarded:

  • $5000 in racial equity COVID-19 funds
  • $833 in additional compensation for meeting and cohort participation
  • Ready-to-distribute 1-pager on your services for future outreach and fund development efforts

In addition, all applicants, regardless of financial award, will be given the option to:

  • Join a cohort that meets monthly to network, incubate ideas, take action, and achieve outcomes
  • Collaborate with MIBFN on fund development to support your efforts, including by not limited to: Identifying grant/sponsorship sources in your community, Holding one fundraiser of your choice – donations, merchandise sale, or grant proposal; and Working together to develop a “case statement” and a budget for your organization/services

Timeline:

  • Application period: March 22-April 15, 2021
  • $5833 awards announced: April 22, 2021
  • Grant period: May 1-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)

Awardee Determination:

  • 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 6 months?

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

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Lansing, MI 48912

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