Share Your Feedback on Illinois’ Plan for Maternal, Child and Family Health
Illinois’ Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant application is open for public comment until July 21
Illinois families, you have an opportunity to share your input on the state’s latest Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Title V Block Grant application and report.
The MCH Title V Block Grant is a federal and state partnership to improve the health and well-being of all mothers, infants and children. The block grant is authorized by Title V of the Social Security Act.
Every state receives MCH Title V Block Grant funds. At least 30 percent of these funds must support services for children and youth with special healthcare needs.
The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) has managed Illinois’ Title V program for children and youth with special healthcare needs since 1937.
Each year, states must complete an application for future funding and an annual report of our MCH activities from the last federal fiscal year. DSCC has partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help with Illinois’ latest application.
The 2024 MCH Title V Block Grant Application and 2022 Annual Report are posted on the IDPH website. You can also see Illinois’ updated MCH Title V Block Grant Action Plan for 2021-25, which includes the Title V priorities, national performance measures and strategies.
You can share your comments or recommendations on these documents until noon on July 21.
Please send comments to Title V Coordinator Cassidy Chambers at Cassidy.Chambers@illinois.gov.
More details are on the IDPH website.
For more information about DSCC’s Title V role, check out our Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report.