$4.9 Million in Grants Awarded to Reduce Suicides on College and University Campuses $4.9 million in grants were awarded to 17 colleges and universities for suicide prevention and mental health promotion activities. The grant funding will be distributed through the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Program. The Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Program is a comprehensive public health approach to improve behavioral health and prevent suicide at institutions of higher education.
$72.5 Million in Funding Awarded for Youth Mental Health Services $72.5 million in grants were awarded through the Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program, also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative. The funding will be distributed to seven states and one local government agency to improve outcomes for children, youth, and young adults who experience serious emotional disturbances and their families.
Office of Minority Health Accepting Applications for Up to $5 Million in Grants to Reduce Health Disparities The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. The program aims to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, and serious mental health disorders. OMH expects to fund up to 16 cooperative agreements with up to $350,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Up to $13.4 Million in Grants Provided for Circle of Care VII $13.4 million in grants will be awarded to 11 federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations in the United States. The 3-year funds are for Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Circle of Care VII).