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
Applications must be submitted electronically on or before January 17, 2021 – https://forms.gle/JSoSc45f8rVVCtSq9.
Grant year is from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
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. – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81272335196?pwd=QzB4YVB0cVFLQnI4aEtsYkNFdXd0dz09
Meeting ID: 812 7233 5196
By Phone: 346-248-7799 – Phone Meeting ID: 812 7233 5196 – Phone Passcode: 770621
December 16, 2020 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81300900039?pwd=STQ2QWg0Mlo4OVdCZG05RTUwMmsyZz09
Meeting ID: 813 0090 0039
By phone: 253-215-8782 – Phone Meeting ID: 813 0090 0039 – Phone Passcode: 037694