In December, the federal government appropriated $16.7+ million in funding for projects like Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in FY2021. You can take advantage of this opportunity by applying for a Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) grant by February 5. MHAT grants will help expand MHFA to more schools, first responders, veterans and other communities, enabling more people to identify, understand and respond when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. Eligible applicants will be public and private nonprofit entities. The anticipated award amount is up to $125,000 per year for no more than 5 years. To learn more about MHAT grants, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
SAMHSA also announced that applications for FY21 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grants are now being accepted until March 1. The grants are available to community treatment providers in every state. Qualified applicants must be a CCBHC or be able to meet the requirements of a CCBHC within four months of receiving a grant. Applicants must be either a nonprofit or local government behavioral health authority. The anticipated award amount is up to $2,000,000 per year up to two years.