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Maternal and Child Health
Block Grant

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, Title V of the Social Security Act, is the only federal program devoted to improving the health of all women, children and families. Title V provides funding to state maternal and child health (MCH) programs, which serve 35 million women and children in the U.S. To learn more about Title V, visit The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration or The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

MCH Block Grant Federal Funds to Montana

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Total Federal Funds Received**




Children’s Special Health Services*




Local Health Departments








*Children’s Special Health Services receives 30% of the MCH Block Grant

**States must provide a three dollar match for every four Federal dollars allocated.

Funds are awarded to local health departments to address one of the National Performance Measures or State Performance Measures.

National and State Performance Measures

MCH Block Grant 2014 Application & 2012 Annual Report
People Served by the Montana MCH Program

People Served by the Montana MCH Program*

  • 3,909 pregnant women
  • 15,686 infants under one
  • 33,265 children and adolescents
  • 8,479 children with special health care needs
  • 32,377 others
  • 93,716 total served

*2012 State/Jurisdiction Annual Reports Submitted to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant provides financial support to county health departments and state MCH programs.  For fiscal year 2014, county health departments are addressing national and state performance measures in the following areas:

  • Immunizations
  • Smoking during pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Childhood motor vehicle crash deaths
  • Childhood obesity
  • Oral health

State programs which receive funding support include:

  • Children's Special Health Services
  • Newborn Metabolic and Hearing Screening
  • Family Planning
  • Maternal and Child Health Coordination
  • Oral Health
  • Public Health Home Visiting
Additional Resources


For more information, contact:

Maternal & Child Health
Ann Buss MPA
Maternal Child Health Coordination
Family and Community Health Bureau
Phone: (406) 444-4119
E-mail: abuss@mt.gov