Mental Illness Information and Outreach Initiatives

Posted by on September 22, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

American Psychiatric Foundation Offers Funding for Mental Illness Information and Outreach Initiatives
Deadline: December 22, 2006

The American Psychiatric Foundation (<a href=""></a>), a charitable and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association (<a href=""></a>), works to advance public awareness of mental illnesses and the fact that they can be effectively treated.

The foundation is making up to $750,000 in grant funds available over the course of three years (2005-07) to fund public education, information, and outreach initiatives that promote the early recognition and treatment of mental illness. Grants from the foundation can support a wide variety of public education activities in this arena.

The foundation seeks to fund new and innovative ideas and programs that promote public awareness of mental illness, the effectiveness of treatment, and the importance of early intervention.

Eligible applicants are organizations that have been in existence for at least two years and currently maintain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. American Psychiatric Association district branches and subsidiaries are eligible. Organizations need not be mental health programs. Grants may be sought for new initiatives or expansion of current programs. Requests must be for educational, informational, or outreach efforts. Efforts may focus on a specific mental disorder, mental illness in general, or target a specific population.

Grants are awarded on a one-year basis, with subsequent funding based on a progress report and the availability of funds. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount; average grants are in the $50,000 range.

The next deadline for funding requests is December 22, 2006.

See the foundation’s Web site for complete grant program information, funding restrictions, and an FAQ.

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