Funding Update: Mental Health Networks, Women and Children’s Wellness & Urban Education

Statewide Family Network Programs

Nonprofits whose Boards are made up of more than 50% family members of adolescents with serious emotional disturbances are eligible to apply for funding to strengthen statewide service networks. SAMHSA expects to make 5 Statewide Family Network awards for up to $98,000 each to build self-sufficient, empowered networks that effectively participate in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities, related to improving community-based services for children and adolescents with mental health challenges and their families. Applications are due February 28.

Grants Promoting Women and Children’s Well-being

The eWomenNetwork Foundation is offering funding to small entrepreneurial, nonprofit organizations that address the emotional and financial well-being of underprivileged women and/or children. Cash grants of $6,000 also include attendance at a special grants program at eWomenNetwork’s International Conference in Dallas, TX. Eligible applicants must be women- and/or child-serving nonprofits located near a local eWomenNetwork chapter. Deadline to apply is March 31.

Funding for Urban Education & Childhood Health

Urban Education grants through the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation focus on closing the achievement gap among students from diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds in the U.S. Eligible projects address: performance-driven education; college prep and completion; educator and student leadership training; quality school options; and blended learning research. Childhood Health initiative grants focus on preventing childhood obesity and improving basic children’s health. Nonprofits are eligible to apply for funding that covers up to 25% of project costs and/or not more than 10% of operating costs. U.S. public schools, charter and alternative schools, and community nonprofits are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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