The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) announces a state-wide initiative to increase the number of businesses that provide lactation support to breastfeeding employees – The Business Case for Breastfeeding, part of a nation-wide emphasis of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau aims at encouraging women to breastfeed their infants for a longer duration after they return to work. The KBC is offering mini-grant awards in the amount of up to $500 to 10 employers in Kansas that are interested in creating or improving lactation support policies and programs at their workplace.
Women who wish to continue to breastfeed after returning to work have few and simple needs. The KBC will fund businesses to provide any of the following:
- Electrical outlet (110V)
- Locks on doors
- Privacy screens
- Comfortable chair
- Table or other flat surface to hold a breast pump
Applications should address the above priority areas through creative, original approaches. Applicants must be recommended by a "Business Case for Breastfeeding" trainee. To find a BCFB trainee, please visit the employer page at www.ksbreastfeeding.org or contact Brenda Bandy at email@example.com .
Availability of Funds:
The KBC will fund a maximum of 10 proposals per calendar year for a maximum of $500 each. Additional proposals will be considered as funds allow. Funding for programs/projects will conclude on December 31, 2012. Project timelines must reflect this time frame.
Please complete the application and budget according to specifications. Completed proposals are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis but only if all sections of the application form are complete according to specifications. Notice of awards will be made within 30 days of receipt of an application. All funds must be expended by December 31, 2012.
Awardees will be required to submit a brief report and/or photograph (jpeg files only) demonstrating completion of the project goals. This report will be due no later than 90 days after receipt of funding. Failure to do so will result in a request for return of funds to the KBC. Reports and photographs should be sent to email@example.com .
Workplace Lactation Support Grant Application
All proposals must address the questions below. Applications should not exceed a total of 4 single-spaced pages. Please use a 12-point font with 1-inch margins. Please type responses to each of the following questions completely and concisely.