NEW: 2023/2024: Request for Applications 

Bridging Breastfeeding Continuity of Care and Nutrition Security within the First 1,000 Days: Blueprint Cohort III

With support from the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support the implementation of the Blueprint to strengthen community lactation support and improve the local nutrition security landscape within the first 1,000 days. NACCHO will select up to five (5) local organizations, with awards up to $30,000 to $50,000 each. Applicants are required to apply with at least 2 key partners to implement strategies from at least three (3) recommendations from the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities. Applicants can select additional activities to improve the community’s child nutrition security infrastructure. Applications must be submitted no later than October 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.  Access the RFA HERE.

The link of the recording of  RFA informational webinar hosted on September 21 is: 

 Applicants may pose individual questions to NACCHO at any point during the application process by e-mailing

Past Implementations

2022/2023: Community Partners Implementing the Blueprint: Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Cohort II

With support from the CDC/DNPAO, NACCHO selected seven local-level organizations to strengthen community lactation support, through the implementation of the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities, from November 2022 to July 2023. Two grantees are still implementing this project through December 2023. This funding opportunity aimed to support the implementation of Continuity of Care (CoC) strategies by local-level organizations among oppressed communities with historically low rates of chest/breastfeeding. Check out their Success Stories HERE.

2021/2022: Implementing the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint: Cohort I

From November 2021 to July 2022, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and through a Request for Proposals, NACCHO worked with 10 local-level organizations and their community partners to implement at least two recommendations from the Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities to improve the local chest/breastfeeding landscape in the Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Check out their success stories HERE