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    Newman's Own Award
    Offers grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life for military members and their families, including job training, housing, caregiver support, and mental health programs.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: May 2, 2017
    Sponsor: Fisher House Foundation
    Helping Hands Grant Program
    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, 2017
    Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
    Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals
    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
    Community Facility Loans
    Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
    Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
    Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
    Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)
    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
    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: Apr 4, 2017
    Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
    Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Native Connections) Inactive
    Awards funding for pilot 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.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 9, 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
    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
    Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Inactive
    Grants to support a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education, including community colleges. The distribution of awards will be equitable in terms of geography (urban, rural, and remote settings), and balanced among populations of focus and program size.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2016
    Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    NBCC Foundation Military Scholarship Inactive
    Offers scholarships to master's level counseling students who have experience with military communities and commit to serving military personnel for at least 2 years after graduation.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2016
    Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
    NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships Inactive
    Offers scholarships to 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: Oct 31, 2016
    Sponsor: NBCC Foundation
    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
    Typical or Troubled? (Tipico o Problematico?) School Mental Health Education Grants Inactive
    Provides funding to high schools and middle schools to implement the Typical or Troubled? school mental health educational program.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2016
    Sponsor: American Psychiatric Foundation
    Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems Program Inactive
    Grants to develop and pilot a comprehensive, community-based intervention model that will provide intervention and supervision services for youth with sexual behavior problems, and treatment services for their child victims and families.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2016
    Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    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
    Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning Inactive
    Funds to encourage conferences and meetings to examine questions relating to the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and military reintegration.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
    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
    Pilot Program: VA Pre-Degree Internships for Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapy Inactive
    Awards funding to VA facilities to establish a pilot internship program for Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trainees. Priority is given to proposals that will serve veterans who reside in rural or remote settings.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 17, 2015
    Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
    Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    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
    Wounded Warrior Project Grants Inactive
    Offers funding to organizations working provide direct programming and services to wounded veterans.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Required): May 19, 2014
    Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2014
    Sponsor: Wounded Warrior Project
    Services in Supportive Housing Program Inactive
    Grants for supportive housing programs to implement supportive services in the areas of substance abuse and mental health to help prevent or reduce chronic homelessness of individuals and families.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2014
    Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Pilot Effectiveness Studies and Services Research Grants (R34) Inactive
    Awards funding to conduct pilot research studies on factors that impact access, utilization, quality, and outcomes of mental health services or pilot test patient-, provider-, organizational-, or systems-level services interventions to improve care quality, coordination, or delivery.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2014
    Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
    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
    Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health
    National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Category II Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers Inactive
    Funding to provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2012
    Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Public Prevention Health Fund: Community Transformation Grant Inactive
    Grants aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2011
    Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
    Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Affordable Care Act Health Center Planning Grants Inactive
    The purpose of planning grants is to demonstrate the need for health services in the community from public or non-profit organizations seeking a grant to plan for the development of a comprehensive primary care health center.
    Geographic coverage: Nationwide
    Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2011
    Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

    Last Updated: 4/21/2017