New Grant Opportunity: Mental Health Awareness Training

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Announces the Availability of up to $47.4 million for Mental Health Awareness Training

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Mental Health Awareness Training grants totaling up to $47.4 million over the next three years. The purpose of this program is to:
  1. Train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.
  2. Establish linkages with school- and community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services.
  3. Train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, fire department personnel, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques.
  4. Educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder.
SAMHSA expects to fund up to 126 grantees with up to $125,000 per year for up to three years.

Learn More about the Grants