The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York announced a funding opportunity to support improvements to current maternal and child health services in five high-risk "hot spot" communities in central New York at a presentation "Improving Maternal and Child Health in Central New York," on March 13, 2012.
These "hot spots" include neighborhoods in Utica, Rome, Blossvale and Taberg in Oneida County; Syracuse in Onondaga County; Little Falls and Cold Brook in Herkimer County; and Richland, Altmar, Williamstown and Pulaski in Oswego County.
The foundation expects to award grants of up to $50,000 to as many as four grantees to implement 12- to 18-month sustainable projects designed to improve maternal and child health services in central New York “hot spots.”
Proposals must advance at least one of the following goals:
Connect more low-income women to existing care and services
Enhance existing services to improve retention and/or outcomes for low-income women
Address gaps in existing services available to low-income women
Eligible applicants must:
Currently offer programming and services designed to support and/or improve health outcomes among pregnant women and/or their babies.
Currently serve pregnant women and their babies in one or more of CHFWCNY’s identified “hot spot” communities in central New York
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012.
For more information on the program details, eligibility and how to apply, please see the attached program announcement.
To playback or download the recording of the webinar RFP presentation, click here.
For a list of answers to frequently asked questions, updated as of April 24, 2012, please click here.