Family Shade Mini-Grant Information Sessions

Family Shade Mini-Grant Information Sessions

The Parent Information Center of Delaware, through the Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware (Family SHADE) project, is accepting applications from organizations to implement and/or develop innovative strategies to improve the Title V Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s National Performance Measures for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.


  • Performance Measure 6 (Developmental Screening)

Percent of children, ages 9 through 35 months, who received developmentally appropriate services in a well-coordinated early childhood system.

  • Performance Measure 11 (Access to Medical Home)

Percent of children with and without special health care needs, ages 0 through 17,

who have a medical home.

  • Performance Measure 12 (Transition to Adult Healthcare)

Percent of adolescents with and without special health care needs, ages 12 through 17,

who received services to prepare for the transition to adult health care.

  • Performance Measure 15 (Adequate Insurance)

Percent of children, ages 0 through 17, who are continuously and adequately insured.


Children and youth, ages 0-17, with special health care needs.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Community-based and/or non-profit organizations with demonstrated experience and capacity serving children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
  • The organization must show proof of 501(c)3 status.
  • The organization must have at least one year of experience serving children and youth with special healthcare needs.
  • The organization must submit the agency’s annual operating budget.

Previous grantees are eligible to apply, but they need to demonstrate how the new proposed work will extend upon their earlier grant work.


Total Available Funding:  $100,000

Number of Awards:  4

Maximum Grant Award Amount:  $25,000

Amount: $25,000

Rules and Procedures:

1.      Attendance at one of the 2 mini-grant information sessions is required.

a.      Session 1:  Tuesday, January 23, 2024  at 12:00p.m.

b.      Session 2: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 12:00p.m-

2. The deadline for submitting the application for a mini-grant is February 23, 2024.

3. Finalists will present an oral presentation through Zoom the week of March 12-14, 2024.

4. Mini-grantee awardees announce on March 20, 2024.


Family SHADE 2024 Mini-grant One Pager Information

Family SHADE 2024 Mini-grant application


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