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Wisconsin Grants to Improve Cultural Competence of the Behavioral Health Workforce

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Nov 7, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide grants to support culturally appropriate community-based behavioral health services for underserved populations who face barriers in accessing and using mental health and substance use services.

Program goals include:

  • Promote and develop competencies within the behavioral health workforce in identifying unmet needs for mental health and substance use services among people from underserved communities
  • Improve the service delivery system to expand access to people in underserved communities
  • Develop behavioral health workforce competencies in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Barriers in accessing mental health and substance use services for a population could correspond to:

  • Geographic location
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Racial or ethnic status
  • Language
  • Disability
  • Citizenship status
  • Age

Eligible applicants are entities in Wisconsin that work directly with underserved populations, including:

  • County agencies
  • Agencies from federally recognized tribes
  • Nonprofit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 10

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

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Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health workforce · Immigrants · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · People with disabilities · Racial and ethnic groups · Wisconsin

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