Want a $20,000.00 Grant? SAMHSA to Award 6 in 2011


Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration
Center for Mental Health Services

4350 East West Highway, Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814



2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards Now Available

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of the 2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards, formerly the Campaign for Mental Health Recovery State Awards, which fund selected state-wide peer-run organizations across the United States to promote social inclusion on State and local levels and to counter the negative perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs associated with mental health and/or substance use problems.

This year, SAMHSA will award six $20,000 grants for statewide and community-based efforts that promote and expand the “What a Difference a Friend Makes” campaign (www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov). Proposed activities must target 18- to 25-year-olds and provide a detailed plan to increase awareness of behavioral health issues and of mental health and addictions recovery among young adults – in particular those from diverse populations including Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian populations. Proposals are also encouraged that address young adults who have experienced trauma.

These awards support SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives of Public Awareness and Support, Trauma and Justice, and Recovery Support.

The application period for the 2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards for

Statewide Peer-Operated Projects opens May 6, 2011, and the deadline for

submitting applications is June 6, 2011.

The comprehensive Project Guide, which fully describes the project focus, eligibility

requirements, application requirements, and other important information, is available

at http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/CSI/awards/2011awards.aspx.

For questions on this application, please contact: Campaign Liaison Ruth Montag at

240-744-7062 or CSI-liaison@esi-dc.com.

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