Maternal & Child Health (MCH) - 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 support to states to improve the health of mothers and children. In 1981, MCH became a block grant program. This resulted in a merge of seven categorical programs into one block grant. MCH has changed over time but maintains the focus on maternal and child health and well-being.  

Title V Block Grant Application

You can download a PDF of the Texas Title V Maternal and Child Health FY 2021 Application/FY 2019 Annual Report on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) website. Previously submitted Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Applications and Annual Reports can also be accessed on the HRSA websiteThe 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, which is expected to be ready in the summer of 2021.

You can also find more information regarding the Title V MCH programs in other states at HRSA’s website

Questions or comments regarding any of the above information can be directed 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


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These external links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. 


Last updated July 9, 2021