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Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01)

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Assistance Listing: 93.242
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 6, 2023

Scientific/research contact:
Denise Pintello, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Nick Gaiano, Ph.D.

Financial and grants management contact:
Tamara Kees


This program provides grants for research to develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in under-resourced settings.

Under-resourced settings and populations are defined as members of minority groups or other individuals experiencing disparities in mental health outcomes, including:

  • Latinx populations
  • African American populations
  • American Indian and Alaska Native populations
  • Refugees
  • Individuals with Limited English Proficiency
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Persons from sexual and gender minority groups
  • People living in a geographic area with a shortage of healthcare services, including rural and frontier areas
  • Groups that face economic barriers to healthcare
  • Individuals who are homeless or unstably housed
  • Individuals who are incarcerated, detained, under community supervision, or recently released from incarceration
  • People with serious mental illness

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to at least 30 days before the deadline.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Immigrants · LGBTQI+ · Limited English proficient · Mental health · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Sustainability of programs

Organizations (3)

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