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In Case You Missed It President’s Budget Proposes Level Funding for MCH Block Grant
Last week, President Obama released his FY 2015 budget proposal, which includes level funding of $634 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant and $500 million for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). The Title V MCH Block Grant proposal sustains the same level of Title V funding included in the final FY 2014 omnibus, and the MIECHV proposal represents a proposed $100 million increase over the FY 2014 level.

Additional details are in the most recent AMCHP Legislative Alert here.

Mark Your Calendar National Day of Action for MIECHV Reauthorization on Mar. 12
Please mark your calendar and alert your friends and social media networks now to participate in a national day of action Wednesday, Mar. 12.* We will be urging advocates across the country to flood Capitol Hill with thousands of messages about why Congress should expeditiously reauthorize the MIECHV program. Additional details on whom to contact and key messages will be shared via AMCHP Legislative Alert tomorrow. AMCHP is helping to plan this effort in coordination with a broad coalition of home visiting providers and advocates to make sure we get maximum reach. We need your help now to raise the profile of this important program that will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.

* AMCHP does not utilize any federal resources to support advocacy and recommends activity only in accordance with your organization’s rules on advocacy.