Title V State Block Grant Information

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is part of the Social Security Act (SSA), which began in 1935. It is one of the largest federal block grant programs. SSA was the start of the federal government's individual state support to improve the health of mothers and children. In 1981, MCH became a block grant program. This resulted in seven categorical programs merging into one block grant. MCH has changed over time but maintains the focus on maternal and child health and well-being.  

Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Application

If you're interested in what we submitted last year, download a PDF of the Texas' FY 2023 Application/FY 2021 Annual Report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title V information website. You can also access older applications and annual reports on the HRSA website

The Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program State Snapshot, produced by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, presents high-level data and the executive summary from the most recent Application and Annual Report.   

Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment

The FY15 Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment was a comprehensive, statewide assessment of the status and needs of the maternal and child health population in Texas. MCH is preparing the FY20 Title V five-year needs assessment for public review.

You can also find more information about other state's Title V MCH programs on the HRSA's website

Send questions or comments regarding any of the above information to the Maternal and Child Health Section at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax

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