About NM MCH
Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program
As one of the largest federal block grant programs, Title V is a key source of support for families and to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s mothers, children, including children with special needs, and their families.
The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program funds about 59 states and jurisdictions to provide health care and public health services for an estimated 56 million people, including pregnant women, infants, children, including children with special health care needs, and their families:
86% of all pregnant women,
99% of infants, and
55% of children in the United States.
Included in the over 48 million children served, Title V supported direct and/or enabling services for almost 2 million children with special health care needs.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program served nearly 99% of all infants in the United States.