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NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship
Scholarships for master's level counseling students who are active duty, have served in the military within the past 5 years, or are a military spouse and who commit to serving military personnel after graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships
Scholarships for students residing in rural areas who are currently enrolled in a master's level counseling program and are committed to practicing in rural communities after graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
Nevada Project ECHO Clinics
Training and indirect telehealth consultations for primary care providers to meet the specialty care needs of patients in rural and underserved areas. Providers in Nevada receive priority; however, there is capacity to assist providers nationally.
Geographic coverage: Offered to providers in Nevada and nationally.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Personalized Technical Assistance on Integration of Behavioral Health in Rural Communities
Technical assistance for rural healthcare providers working toward integrating behavioral health and primary care to enhance the healthcare experience for individuals living with behavioral and physical health conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Council for Behavioral Health, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Zero Suicide Academy
A 2-day training for senior leaders of healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Education Development Center, Inc., National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Youth Mental Health Initiative Inactive
Training, technical assistance, and access to funding for community-based organizations to reduce depression, anxiety, and suicide among youth from underserved populations, including culturally diverse, rural, and LGBTQ populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 14, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018
Sponsor: National Council for Behavioral Health
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Inactive
Funding to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental healthcare telehealth access programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants Inactive
Funding for the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Geographic coverage: Available in 24 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding for projects designed to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to the age of 24.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Inactive
Grants to identify and provide evidence-based interventions to prevent the onset of psychosis or lessen the severity of psychotic disorder in youth and young adults up to 25 years of age.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mental Health Awareness Training Grants Inactive
Grants to prepare and train school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, and community-based agency staff on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Helping Hands Grant Program Inactive
Grants to encourage medical students to participate in community service activities, particularly those focused on underserved populations; raises awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and builds an interest among medical students in psychiatry and working in underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Inactive
Funding for states, tribes, and local governments to plan, implement, or expand a criminal justice and mental health collaboration program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 29, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program Inactive
Grants to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally competent services and supports to address serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness among youth and young adults, 16-25 years of age.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Newman's Own Award Inactive
Offers grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life for military members and their families, including programs for job training, housing, caregiver support, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2018
Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness Inactive
Grants to support the development and/or expansion of an infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or co-occurring disorder who are experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration Inactive
Grants to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. The population of focus is individuals with a serious mental illness or co-occurring disorder living with or at risk for HIV and/or hepatitis in at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minority communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Inactive
Grants to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approach to: (1) enhance mental health services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevent mental and substance use disorders; (3) promote help-seeking behavior and reduce negative public attitudes; and (4) improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01) Inactive
Research grants to link data from healthcare system records to mortality data to get an accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among individuals seen in structured healthcare settings. Priority is given to studies of suicide risk and mortality in health disparity populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual/gender minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 2, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 2, 2017
Sponsors: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Behavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance for State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local Health Officials Program Inactive
An 8-month training and technical assistance program for health officials who want to initiate or enhance behavioral health services within their districts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2017
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), National Council for Behavioral Health
Indian Health Service Zero Suicide Initiative Inactive
Grants to implement the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country with the goal of improving the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Inactive
Grants to to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community based settings, and/or integrate primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Inactive
Grants to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood obesity, and serious mental illness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2017
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems Inactive
Grants to implement the Zero Suicide Model, a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Inactive
Awards funding to colleges and universities to support pre-degree internships and field placements for students pursuing careers in certain behavioral health careers. Special consideration will be given to programs that provide information and education dissemination to rural and medically underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2017
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Inactive
Grants to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Supports the operation, expansion, and integration of Systems of Care intended to increase the provision and availability of mental health services to children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Circles of Care VII: Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities Inactive
Funding to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Indian Health Outreach and Education II (NIHOE II) Inactive
Funding for a national Indian organization to provide outreach and education for the Behavioral Health programs, including the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) and Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) programs; and the HIV/AIDS programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2016
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Provides funding to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program grantees to increase access to mental health services for veterans who live in rural areas via the use of networks, electronic communication, and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative- Category III Community Treatment and Services Centers (CTS) Inactive
Grants to improve treatment and services for all children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Inactive
Awards funding to health professions schools to increase diversity in the health professions workforce by providing scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority is given to institutions that seek to place graduates in medically underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPE) Inactive
Offers grants to support doctoral-level psychology education and training programs to prepare psychologists to address the behavioral health needs, including substance abuse and behavioral health services, of underserved and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive
Grants for the use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps), to expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to care for patients in treatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements Inactive
Offers funding for statewide and tribal youth suicide prevention and early invention strategies. Programs should work to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by increasing access, service use, and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations Inactive
Awards funding to minority-serving institutions to partner with community-based organizations to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis-C prevention programs for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young adult populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Now is the Time Project AWARE - Community Grants Inactive
Supports the implementation of the NITT-AWARE-C program, which will train teachers and a broad array of actors at the community level who interact with youth through their programs, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and other adults, in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). Rural specific training modules are available.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Inactive
Funding to provide coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care services in community-based mental and behavioral health settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
American Indians Into Psychology Inactive
Grants to operate the Indians into Psychology Program, which will recruit and provide scholarships to individuals who will become clinical psychologists and provide service to American Indian/Alaskan Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2014
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Inactive
Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 10/4/2018