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Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing monitors funding opportunities that can be applied to the implementation or research of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Check below for upcoming grants and grant writing resources.

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Grant Opportunities

MHFA Research – Request for Proposals

DUE: August 25, 2023

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing (NCMW) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA is seeking to contract with an academic and/or research institution to evaluate the impact of identified MHFA programs in the United States. MHFA is primarily interested in proposals that aim to generate evidence for effectiveness, especially as it relates to medium to long-term outcomes.

Funding amount: $100,000


Researchers from academic and/or research institutions are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will bring a strong reputation of evaluating public health programs like MHFA and will demonstrate innovative ideas for measuring MHFA program short- and long-term outcomes.

How to apply:

All interested researchers must submit their proposals via MHFA’s Award Force platform by August 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EST to be considered for selection.

Funding Resources

There are several national local, state, federal or philanthropic resources with grant opportunities that may be appropriate for supporting Mental Health First Aid efforts.

Data Sources for Needs Assessments

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data and Benchmarks

Community Health Assessments and Health Improvement Plans

Community Commons
Community Health Needs Assessments

General Funding Search and Proposal Structure
Sign up for alerts for federal opportunities

The Community Tool Box: 14. Writing a Grant Application for Funding
University of Kansas

General Proposal Guidance
University of North Carolina Writing Center

Foundation Directory Online
The Foundation Center

Additional Resources

In addition to the information outlined on this website, the following one-page descriptions are available for download.

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