Department of Health and Human Services: Resiliency In Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST)
The purpose of the Resiliency In Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) program is to assist high-risk youth and families, and promote resilience and equity in communities that have faced civil unrest in the past 24 months. The program seeks to do this through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, sustained community change, and equitable access to resources and services.
Civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues. Communities that have experienced civil unrest share similar characteristics:
- Barriers to access, and lack of social services, health care, legal and political representation, housing, employment, and education
- Current and historic strains in community and public sector relationships, e.g., law enforcement, school, health, and/or housing and community relationships
- Racial/ethnic minority and marginalized populations with experiences of poverty and inequality
Amount: $6,925,509 is available to make six awards of $1,000,000 per year for up to five years.
Eligibility: County, City, and local governments in partnership with community-based organizations.
Note: Eligible communities must have experienced civil unrest within the past 24 months from the posting of this request for proposals.
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