SWHR Urges Congress to Include $750 Million in Funding for Title V MCH Block Grant


Published 3/24/21

SWHR signed on to a letter urging Congress to support at least $750 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant in the FY2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

The letter, signed by over 100 organizations, encourages Congress to provide an increase in funding from FY2021 for both the state formula fund and discretionary portions of the block grant. The Title V MCH Block Grant is a cost-effective, accountable, and flexible funding source used to address the most critical, pressing, and unique needs of maternal and child health populations in each state, territory, and jurisdiction of the United States and works to promote health equity and reduce disparities in access and care.

Read The Letter