Skip to main content

Voices for Healthy Kids Call for Applications

Blog Posts, NCIT Member Updates, News

Voices for Healthy Kids Call for Applications

February 21, 2024

Voices for Healthy Kids strives to advance equitable policies that allow all expectant parents, infants, toddlers, kids, and their families to thrive.

  • Our work addresses the inequities and disparities¬†that exist in current systems and policies that have marginalized or excluded some communities.
  • We fund policy change campaigns in tribal nations, states, counties and cities experiencing the greatest health and social disparities.
  • We are excited to be launching calls for proposals in three areas described below and in more detail on our website.

1) Policy Campaign Grant ($50,000 – $200,000)

This opportunity supports issue advocacy campaigns that advance equitable policies improving the health and wellness of infants, toddlers, children and their families. Read the policy issue area descriptions we fund here and learn more about the grant opportunity here.

We are particularly interested supporting work in: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. However, applications from all states, DC and Puerto Rico are welcome.

2) Policy Campaign Grants in Alabama (up to $150,000) and Florida (up to $100,000)

The second opportunity seeks to fund one state campaign in Alabama and local campaigns in these regions of Florida: Manatee/Sarasota County, Jacksonville, Miami, Panama City/Florida Panhandle, and Central Florida. Learn more here.

3) Preemption Grants ($50,000 – $75,000)

Every community is different and needs the ability to develop its own policies to reflect the unique needs and values of the people living there.

The third opportunity funds campaigns that promote and defending local democracy by working against harmful preemption. We fund three types of preemption campaigns: proactive campaigns, repeal campaigns and cross-issue coalition support grants. Learn more here.

All grant opportunities involve a two-step application process.

  • All interested parties must submit a short form application.
  • Based on a review of the short-form applications and a potential short interview, we select a limited number of applicants to submit full proposals for a final, competitive review process.

Short-form applications are due on March 25th at 5 p.m. Pacific. See the full schedule as well as details on information sessions here.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.