Minnesota's Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Enacted in 1935 as part of the federal Social Security Act, the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program is designed to help states ensure the health of the Nationís mothers, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families. Title V was converted to a Block Grant Program in 1981 and individual State allocations are determined by a formula which takes into consideration the proportion of the number of low-income children in a State compared to the total number of low-income children in the United States. States must match every $4 of Federal Title V money that they receive by at least $3 of State or local money.
At least 30 percent of Federal Title V funds are required to go for preventive and primary care services for children and at least 30 percent are required to go for services for children with special health care needs. For more information concerning the federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program visit their website at: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/titlevgrants/index.html.
Title V Maternal and Child Health Program Requirements
- Annual application and annual report. To see Minnesota´s federal application and report visit https://mchdata.hrsa.gov/tvisreports/
- Statewide needs assessment every 5 years.
To see current needs assessment activity visit Minnesota´s Title V Needs Assessment webpage.
Minnesota Statue 145.88 distributes two–thirds of Minnesota´s federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant funding to Community Health Boards (CHB) and limits the use of these funds to programs that address maternal and child health and children and youth with special health care needs issues. For more information visit: MN 145.882 Title V Statute.