Title V MCH Block Grant
Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program
The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program is a federal-state partnership that is a key source of support for promoting and improving the health and well-being of the nation's mothers, and children, including children with special needs and their families.
Authorized under Title V of the 1935 federal Social Security Act, Title V was converted to a Block Grant Program in 1981. State allocations are determined by a formula that 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.
The Title V MCH Block Grant Program requires that every $4 of federal Title V MCH Block Grant money must be matched by at least $3 of state and/or local money. The program also requires that a minimum of 30% of federal Title V MCH Block Grant funds be used to support services for children and youth with special health needs, and 30% of federal funds be used to provide preventive and primary care services for children.
Each year, the Indiana State Department of Health reports on Indiana’s Title V MCH Block Grant program expenditures, activities, performance measures, and outcomes. Indiana's most recent information can be found on the HRSA Maternal & Child Health website.
As a part of the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, every five years Indiana is required to complete a comprehensive statewide needs assessment on the health and well-being of mothers, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health needs, and their families. This assessment helps identify state MCH priority issues and provides direction for Title V MCH Block Grant activities.
Since 1935, the Title V Federal-State partnership has promoted women's and children’s health by providing grant funding to improve state and local systems to meet the needs of this population. Title V funding supports interventions that lead to improved pregnancy outcomes, positive youth development, and children's health and well-being. Every five years, the IN Title V Program at IDOH is required to complete a comprehensive statewide needs assessment to better understand the health status of women, adolescents, infants, and children, including children with special health care needs and their families in the State of Indiana.
The results of this needs assessment are used to identify statewide priorities and enable us to make targeted improvements in our outreach.
The latest Needs Assessment included:
- A partner survey with 347 responses
- 25 focus groups with a total of 168 participants
- A statewide survey with over 5,000 responses
We are dedicated to sharing the findings that we discover with our partners, stakeholders, community, and the public. We have involved many in the process to learn more about the health and well-being of mothers, children, children with special health care needs, teenagers, and families across the Hoosier state.
Needs Assessment Data Fact Sheets
- Women/Maternal Health
- Perinatal/Infant Health
- Child Health
- Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
- Adolescent Health
Title V Public Input Survey
To provide your input on Indiana's Priorities, National Performance Measures, and State Performance measures, please take the Title V Public Input Survey!
Sign up to participate in meetings on our cross-cutting measures:
- Mental Social, and Emotional Health
- Data Sharing and Dissemination
- Family and Youth Engagement
- Health Disparities and Inequities
Title V Notice of Funding Opportunity
Learn more about the Title V Notice of Funding Opportunity