Family SHADE

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Mini-Grant Opportunities

The Parent Information Center of Delaware has announced the recipients of the statewide Family Shade Mini-Grant Program for 2022-2023.

  • Jay’s House, established in 2017, assists families of children with autism in New Castle County with resources in the community that provide a better quality of life for all.
  • Tomaro’s CHANGE, established in 2009, provides care to youth and families, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Learn more about these recipients and the Mini-Grant selection process.

The Parent Information Center of Delaware, through the Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware (Family SHADE) project, is accepting applications from organizations to implement and/or develop innovative strategies to improve the Title V Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s National Performance Measures for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.


  • Performance Measure 6 (Developmental Screening)
    Percent of children, ages 9 through 35 months, who received developmentally appropriate services in a well-coordinated early childhood system.
  • Performance Measure 11 (Access to Medical Home)
    Percent of children with and without special health care needs, ages 0 through 17, who have a medical home.
  • Performance Measure 12 (Transition to Adult Healthcare)
    Percent of adolescents with and without special health care needs, ages 12 through 17, who received services to prepare for the transition to adult health care.
  • Performance Measure 15 (Adequate Insurance)
    Percent of children, ages 0 through 17, who are continuously and adequately insured.


Children and youth, ages 0-17, with special health care needs.


  • Community-serving non-profit organizations (must show proof of 501(c)3 status).
  • Minimum of one year of experience serving children and youth with special healthcare needs.


Total Available Funding:  $100,000
Number of Awards:  4
Maximum Grant Award Amount:  $25,000

Download the mini-grant flyer here Download the mini-grant application here