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Community Breastfeeding Initiative

CBI Locations

Community Breastfeeding Initiative

The Community Breastfeeding Initiative (CBI) aims to bring breastfeeding support and resources to local communities across Nebraska willing to engage community stakeholders impacting breastfeeding support.

Built off the success of the Lincoln Community Breastfeeding Initiative and pilot tested in Norfolk, the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition is offering mini-grants and trainings to communities in need of resources, education and support to advance their community breastfeeding efforts.

GOAL: Strengthen community breastfeeding support network by engaging stakeholders, providing training and connect local and state breastfeeding advocates.

ELIGIBILITY: Community organizations, local public health departments, hospitals, and existing community coalitions may apply for up to $1000 to support breastfeeding efforts. A local breastfeeding coalition (new or existing) must be involved and include representatives from at least 3 of the following sectors: hospitals, primary care, employers, local public health departments, WIC, breastfeeding support groups, & mothers.


  • Preference will be given to proposals focusing on one of the following focus areas: hospital/maternity care practices, workplace support, or health care professional training.
  • Up to $3,000 is available, with no more than $1,000 going to the same community
  • Funds cannot be used to purchase food.


Application Period:
September 20th, 2016

October 16th, 2016 – May 1st, 2017

Summary Report Deadline:
May 30th, 2017

Current CBI Communities:

  • Four Corners
  • Fremont
  • Kearney
  • North Omaha
  • Santee Sioux
  • Sarpy Cass
  • Southeast Nebraska
  • Thayer
  • West Point

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