Newly Announced Federal Mental Health Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $35 million in funding opportunities across seven grant programs intended to improve mental health services and suicide prevention efforts for children and young adults. Six grant programs are situated in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The two listed below have eligibility that includes colleges and universities.

Garret Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention: Funds up to 22 grantees—private and public non-profit institutions of higher education—over three years to enhance mental health for college students, with emphasis on suicide prevention and the identification and treatment of at-risk college students. Application due April 29, 2022.

OMH Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health Initiative: Will fund demonstration projects to identify health and wellness policies that improve Black youth mental health. These projects are expected to implement policies to address Black youth mental health, as well as pilot policy assessment of the effectiveness of general health and wellness policies at improving Black youth mental health. Forecasted that application will be posted March 31 and due May 31, 2022.

These are not the traditional HRSA grants that CACREP has notified you about in the past, and they do not require CACREP accreditation, but we think you may be interested in them.