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Helping Hands Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

American Psychiatric Association
May 31, 2019

Lilia Coffin


Grants to medical schools for community mental health projects that are initiated and managed by medical students. These projects can be new initiatives conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities.

Some examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Outreach and community education about mental health
  • Mental health literacy programs
  • Screenings and referrals in community health centers or homeless shelters utilizing validated tools

Medical schools are eligible to apply for the grants. All projects must be conducted under the supervision of medical faculty, consisting of at least one psychiatrist.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $5,000.

Application process

A link to the application is available on the program website.

Submit the application by email to Lilia Coffin or by mail to:

Lilia Coffin
American Psychiatric Association Foundation
800 Maine Avenue, S.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health workforce education and training · Mental health · Physicians

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