If you are a resident of Washington, D.C. this grant is for you. Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations and primary care providers for programs and activities that benefit women, children, and youth. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. You can also check out other grants for nonprofit here.

Funding is intended to support proposals that enhance and promote mental health, including trauma and grief care; women’s reproductive health: well-woman visits; breastfeeding; positive youth development; medical home identification; transition; and oral health.

Programs and initiatives must be tailored to the identified maternal child health (MCH) populations as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau: 1) Women/Maternal Health; 2) Perinatal/Infant Health; 3) Child Health; 4) Adolescent Health and; 5) Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN).

The DC Department of Health (DC Health) has identified seven core priority goals that drive their programmatic efforts:

  • Every teenage girl and woman in DC is in control of her reproductive health.
  • Every pregnant woman receives patient-centered, high-quality prenatal care beginning in the 1st trimester.
  • Every healthcare provider has the tools and resources they need to provide quality care and manage the complex social needs of women and infants.
  • Every healthcare facility providing maternal and infant care has the tools and resources to practice evidence-based healthcare and to document Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance (QA) activities.
  • Every newborn receives high-quality neonatal care in the hospital and outpatient setting.
  • Every parent has the life skills and resources needed to nurture and provide for their family.
  • Every infant and parent has a safe and healthy environment to thrive and receive the support they need to promote early childhood development and learning.


The anticipated project period is February 15, 2023 – September 30, 2025. The projected budget period begin date is February 15, 2023. The initial budget period will be prorated for 9 months from February 15, 2023, through September 30, 2023.

Annual continuation of awards for up to five years is contingent upon the continued availability of funds, recipient performance in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of the award.

Grant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit, public and private organizations, primary care clinics, and FQHCs located and licensed to conduct business within the District of Columbia and experienced in providing services to one or more of the target populations: women, infants, children, children with special health care needs, and adolescents. Additionally, 40% of the organizations’ annual budget must be funded from private sources.

Priority will be given to entities with demonstrated experience implementing evidence-based programs to the targeted populations and those serving low-income residents, African American residents, and residents of Wards 5, 7, and 8.

Individual persons are not eligible to apply or receive funding under any DC Health RFA

Grant Application

If you have checked to ensure that you meet the eligibility for this grant, then you may submit your application by click the link below: