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Title V/MCH Block Grant
     Public Input
The Nebraska Title V team[1] is gearing up for the next application to the federal Health Resources Services Administration for Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program.  A combined application (2018) and report (2016) is due July 2017.  Looking ahead to 2018[2], the focus remains on Nebraska’s Top 10 Priority Needs, and considering if the State Action Plan requires adjustments to improve performance and outcomes. 
We invite your thoughts and suggestions about these needs and what works to show improvements.  This may be based on your experience in your Nebraska community, your own family, or as a service provider. 
As you consider your input, these helpful resources are available online to discover more about Title V in Nebraska, other states, and at a national level. 
§  Nebraska’s prior Nebraska MCHBG 2017 application / 2015 report (300+ pages) was submitted July 2016.
§  Use the search and navigation features within the Title V Information System (TVIS) to explore the Title V Federal-State Partnership.
§  A condensed version is found in the Nebraska Title V Snapshot.
Share your thoughts and suggestions, or ask questions, by one of several methods:
·       mail to Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Lifespan Health Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Attn:  Rayma Delaney
·       fax (402) 471-7049 (attention: Rayma Delaney)
If you request a response, don’t forget to include the best way to contact you.  This invitation is ongoing, although for your input to be fully considered for the upcoming application due in July, please submit by May 31, 2017. 
Thank you for your interest in the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program. 

[1] The Title V Team is made up of staff from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Public Health and Children and Families Services (divisions of DHHS). 
[2] The federal fiscal year 2018 begins October 1, 2017.

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