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Rural Mental Health – Funding & Opportunities

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Indian Health Service Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Inactive
Funding for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations 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: Feb 2, 2022
Sponsors: Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Psychiatric Association Diversity Leadership Fellowship Inactive
A 2-year fellowship for minority psychiatry residents or those interested in minority and vulnerable populations. Activities are designed to prepare residents to teach, administer, and provide culturally competent, evidence based mental health and substance abuse services for diverse minority groups and at-risk populations. Populations include American Indians, Native Alaskans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, LGBTQ, and religious minorities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Rural Veterans Health Access Program Inactive
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Graduate Psychology Education Program Inactive
Grants to support doctoral-level psychology education and training programs to prepare psychologists to address the behavioral health needs, including opioid use and substance use, in high-need underserved and rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 9, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NASHP Policy Academy on Rural Mental Health Crisis Services Inactive
A one-year learning opportunity for teams of state leaders to develop and strengthen policies and strategies that support the development, coordination, and delivery of mental health crisis services in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2021
Sponsor: National Academy for State Health Policy
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals Inactive
Grants to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to increase the supply of students preparing to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals. The program emphasizes relationships with community-based partners to increase access to quality behavioral health services across the lifespan in high need and high demand areas. Special focus is placed on demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the specific concerns for children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth who are at risk for behavioral health disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, 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; individuals with co-occurring disorders; and armed forces members and veterans in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) Inactive
Grants to plan, develop, and operate a training program for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, and/or social workers that trains practitioners to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 24, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative - Category III Community Treatment and Services Centers (CTS) Inactive
Grants to increase access to treatment and services for all children and adolescents, and their families who have experienced traumatic events.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program Inactive
Grants for projects designed to prevent suicidal behavior and substance misuse, 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: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 11/30/2021