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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 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 $1,000 to support breastfeeding efforts. A local breastfeeding coalition or group of stakeholders 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.


  • Up to $4,000 is available, with no more than $1,000 going to the same community
  • Funds cannot be used to train an individual, purchase food, or provide supplies for clinics.


Application Period:

September 29th-October 20th, 2017


December 1, 2017- May 31, 2018

Summary Report Deadline:

June 15, 2018

Apply Here

Current CBI Communities:

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

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