In December 2020, the federal government appropriated more than $16.7 million in funding to be used for projects like Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in FY2021. Grant applications are now available and are due February 5, 2021!
The Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) grants will help expand MHFA to more schools, first responders, veterans and other communities, so that more people will be able to identify understand and respond when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis.
To apply you must complete all four registration processes by February 5:
Due: Friday, February 5, 2021
Please direct any questions related to Mental Health First Aid to National Council at MHFA_SAMHSA@thenationalcouncil.org.
Please direct any other questions related to the funding opportunity announcement to SAMHSA, as instructed here https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/SM-21-007].
Mental Health First Aid USA is managed and operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The foundation of the curriculum was built on the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid training and research program in Australia. The Australian program was developed using the consensus of international expert panels involving mental health consumers, caregivers and professionals.
Identifying Opportunities: Mental Health First Aid & The Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
There are several national local, state, federal or philanthropic resources with grant opportunities that may be appropriate for supporting Mental Health First Aid efforts.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data and Benchmarks
Community Health Assessments and Health Improvement Plans
Community Health Needs Assessments
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
In addition to the information outlined on this website, the following one-page descriptions are available for download.