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New Mexico Funders Collaborative: Communities in Action: Mental & Behavioral Health Grant

Deadline: November 15, 2018

The Communities in Action: Mental & Behavioral Health Grant (CIA-MBH) is a collaborative funding opportunity that brings together funders from across New Mexico to pool resources and make at least one high impact grant. This grant is a collaborative investment from funders in various sectors that encourage organizations to demonstrate similar collaborative thinking when submitting applications. The CIA-MBH grant is focused on supporting mental and behavioral health programs that serve individuals/communities in Central New Mexico: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and/or Torrance counties.

Key interest areas for this opportunity include programs that strengthen:

  1. Access to mental/behavioral health services and community supports: Programs that provide accessible services to individuals and communities that may otherwise have difficulty obtaining necessary mental/behavioral health treatment
  2. Public and educational awareness: Programs that work in schools, community centers, or other venues to raise awareness and promote education and resources for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues
  3. Employment and workforce pipeline: Programs applying in this area should demonstrate how they are building a local employment pipeline to keep clinicians, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental/behavioral health professionals in the Greater Albuquerque Metro Area
  4. Intergenerational services: Programs applying in this area should demonstrate a focus on breaking generational cycles of violence, substance abuse, trauma, and/or other forms of (and results of) mental illness and behavioral health issues

Amount: At least one high impact grant of $25,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Organizations must be:

  • Exempt from U.S. federal income tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code; and/or
  • An educational institution or governmental entity;
  • Located anywhere in the United States, however a local partner supporting Central New Mexico is required

Link: https://www.nmfunders.org/cia/

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