Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant

Background

The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant provides funds to states to improve the health of mothers and children. The program is authorized under Title V of the 1935 Social Security Act and, federally, the grant is administered by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
At the state level in Maryland, the grant is administered by the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Within PHPA, the grant is jointly administered by two offices within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau:  the Office of Family and Community Health Services and the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs.
 
For more information about Maryland's Title V initiatives, please visit the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau State Data System website for Maryland, where a State Snapshot is available to download.
 
 January 2017