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The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is pleased to both support and provide breastfeeding education opportunities for everyone.

Funding Opportunity for Aspiring Lactation Support Providers:

  • Submission deadline – 8:00 AM, July 14, 2023
  • Announcement of awards – August 11, 2023

In alignment with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s (KBC) commitment to addressing disparities in breastfeeding, the KBC is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support aspiring lactation support providers from communities with low breastfeeding rates. 

The purpose of this program is to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and certified lactation support providers who are available to provide culturally congruent breastfeeding support and clinical care.

The KBC, with support from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, has committed up to $10,000 to this funding opportunity, with a maximum individual award of $1,000.


To be considered for funding, eligible applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Self-identify as one or more of the following – Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander; and/or;
  • Reside or support breastfeeding families in Comanche, Cowley, Doniphan, Johnson, Lyon, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties, the nine (9) counties of Southeast Kansas, or the 19 counties of Southwest Kansas (Map of eligible counties)

For complete details and access to the online application, click here

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