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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.110
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 7, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Meredith Morrissette

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Hazel N. Booker


The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program awards grants to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in maternal and child health nutrition.

Training is designed to provide both clinical and public health approaches to working with the MCH population. MCH nutrition trainees receive specialized training in:

  • Core MCH public health principles
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental approaches to population intervention
  • Leadership skills
  • The development and evaluation of nutrition-related, cost-effective interventions for specific populations
  • Identifying and designing outcome evaluations
  • Evaluating the potential physiological and biochemical mechanisms linking diet and nutritional status with risk or disease status

The program also offers a Childhood Obesity Enhancement to address critical needs and emerging issues in childhood obesity related to:

  1. Strengths of vulnerable communities
  2. Access to services in rural areas
  3. Promoting healthy weight behaviors in early childhood

Domestic public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount:
$225,000 per year for the MCH Training program and $56,250 per project for the Childhood Obesity Enhancement

Project period:
5 years for the MCH Training program and 1 year for the Childhood Obesity Enhancement

Estimated number of awards:
8 grants for the MCH Training program and 2 of those awardees will receive the Childhood Obesity Enhancement

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application are available through

Tagged as
Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Obesity and weight control · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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