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FY 2010 Grants


FY 2010 Grants Amounts

Child Development Infoline at CT United Way

The Children’s Fund is supporting the United Way’s 211 Child Development Infoline to staff a network of care coordination services in the greater Hartford area to serve children and families identified through pediatric primary care sites.


Child Health and Development Institute
Support for the operations and programs of CHDI to enhance the pediatric primary care health and mental systems through the following: 1) support and enhance comprehensive, quality care services for all children, 2) promote and enhance comprehensive, community-based, quality mental health care for all children and families, 3) advance the integration of health and mental health at the policy, systems and practice levels, 4) work to strengthen the linkage between child health/child mental health systems with other child serving systems, 5) identify and develop innovations in child health service delivery to inform policy, systems and practice in Connecticut, and 6) coordinate strategic objectives between CHDI’s existing partners and CHDI.

Community Grants

Funds were granted to support eight communities in the implementation of their comprehensive early childhood plans. The community grants aim to ensure that health is incorporated into community early childhood planning.


CT Association of Infant Mental Health
Support the purchase of the Competency Guidelines for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice that Promote Infant Mental Health® and their implementation in CT. This is a continuation of work in which we have invested to build the capacity of those who work with young children, from child care providers to mental health clinicians, to promote social and emotional development and to identify and treat mental health problems in children 0-5 years of age.

Child First

To support the statewide dissemination of the Child FIRST initiative, the Children’s Fund has awarded $30,000 per year for three years to CHDI. Along with support from other Connecticut based funders, this award will augment the multi-year agreement with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is the major funder of the Child FIRST dissemination.


Discretionary Grants
The President’s Discretionary Fund was used to provide grants to: CCMC for the Andrulonis Mental Health Lecture Series; Connecticut Association for Human Services for improvement of emergency plans for health providers, Middlesex Hospital for the Opportunity Knocks child obesity prevention project.