The purpose of the lactation mini grant program is to improve breastfeeding support and rates and reduce breastfeeding barriers and disparities in communities of color, LGBTQIA+ communities, rural and low-income communities in Colorado.

Breastfeeding duration and awareness for families and the community was identified to be a top priority of the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition (COBFC) and La Leche League of Mountain Plains (LLL-MP). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Creation of educational resources for families;
  • Educating public on health benefits and resources;
  • Connecting and serving racial/ethnic disparity groups and disadvantaged families;
  • Normalizing breastfeeding at community events by having a presence and hosting annual community events specific to breastfeeding support.

COBFC and LLL-MP invite local breastfeeding coalitions, community groups, and individuals in Colorado to submit proposals to fund community-based projects and advanced lactation training.

Proceeds from the 2020 Colorado Lactation Conference, hosted and donated by COBFC and LLL-MP, fund this mini grant program.

We are deeply grateful to the conference attendees, sponsors, and volunteers who make this program a possibility.

The 2021 mini grant program is divided into two main areas: Advanced Lactation Training and Community Projects.

Mini grant funds are only for individuals/organizations residing in Colorado and are prioritized for individuals/organizations identifying as and/or serving people of color, LGBTQIA+, rural, and low-income communities. Individuals/organizations may apply for funds if they currently directly serve families in Colorado.

How to Apply

Click here for completed grant details listed in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Applications must be submitted electronically on or before January 17, 2021

Grant year is from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Information Webinars

COBFC and LLL-MP will provide two one-hour grant overview and Q&A sessions by Zoom to assist individuals in applying for the grant.

December 14 at 9 a.m. –

Meeting ID: 812 7233 5196
Passcode: 770621

By Phone: 346-248-7799 – Phone Meeting ID: 812 7233 5196 – Phone Passcode: 770621

December 16, 2020 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. –

Meeting ID: 813 0090 0039
Passcode: 037694

By phone: 253-215-8782 – Phone Meeting ID: 813 0090 0039 – Phone Passcode: 037694