“Now is the Time” Project AWARE-Community Youth Mental Health Grant Program

Print More

Subject: Mental Health, Child Welfare, Youth Welfare, Health, Job Training
Deadline: May 1, 2015

"The purpose of this program is to support the training of teachers and a broad array of actors who interact with youth through their programs at the community level, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and other adults, in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). Implementation of the Now is the Time” Project AWARE-Community (NITT-AWARE-C) program is expected to increase the mental health literacy among youth-serving adults, policy-makers, and administrators of programs serving youth. Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point in their life, will experience had a serious mental disorder. Seventy percent of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20 percent live with a severe mental illness. As more people, and particularly youth, experience mental distress, there is a need for increased mental health literacy and basic mental health training for the public."

Funder: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example: • State and local governments; • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations; • Urban Indian organizations; • Public or private universities and colleges; and • Non-profit community- and faith-based organizations.
Amount: Up to $125,000
Contact: Link.