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Minority Fellowship 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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 16, 2020

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Deborah Rose

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan


The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) provides grants to public or private nonprofit professional organizations representing substance use disorder (SUD) treatment professionals to increase the knowledge of behavioral health professionals on issues related to the treatment and recovery support for racial and ethnic minority populations and improve the quality of services provided to them.

The following are required activities of the program, among other things:

  • Recruit, support, and provide stipends to at least 55 post-baccalaureate professionals in at least three of the following disciplines:
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Social work
    • Marriage and family therapy
    • Nursing
    • Mental health counseling
    • Substance use and addictions counseling
  • Collaborate with accredited post-baccalaureate schools across the country to recruit individuals from racial/ethnic minority groups who are committed to serving racial and ethnic minority populations
  • Develop a national network of professionals to serve as mentors to the Fellows
  • Identify internships and employment opportunities for Fellows
  • Develop and implement a plan for tracking and confirming completion of academic requirements and fulfillment of Fellows' requirements

Eligible applicants are public or private nonprofit professional organizations representing substance use disorder treatment professionals in the fields of psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, and substance use disorder and addictions counseling.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $1,925,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1
Estimated total program funding: $1,925,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Minorities · Substance use and misuse

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