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Rural Mental Health – Funding & Opportunities

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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: Feb 5, 2021
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals Inactive
Grants to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce. 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: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
School Based Mental Health Services Grant Program Inactive
Grants to increase the number of qualified mental health service professionals providing school based mental health services to students in local educational agencies with a demonstrated need. Educational agencies in rural areas are a program priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 Inactive
Grants to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 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: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Grants to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Inactive
Grants to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide and suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2020
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Mar 9, 2020
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): Jan 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Dec 16, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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: Jun 20, 2019
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 12/8/2020