Nemours, a children's health organization, will receive two federal grants totaling nearly $6 million to help build healthier communities.
The group made its announcement at the Delaware Children's Museum in Wilmington along with U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.).
Nemours received a five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers of Disease Control to support healthy lifestyles for young children in child care under the Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Early Care and Education Learning Collaboration program. During the first year of funding, they will receive $4.2 million to help early care and education providers adopt nutrition, breastfeeding support and more.
Nemours was also awarded a two-year grant of nearly $1.7 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Community Transformation Grants Small Communities Program. This will help support the public efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles and more. More than 179,000 people will be served by the grant in Delaware.