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Current Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery grants

  • Mini-grants for Trauma-Informed Approaches in Washington - One-time mini-grants from funds allocated from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Federal Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants with the goal of promoting Trauma-Informed Approaches (TIA) in the State of Washington. We are inviting partners who support or serve individuals experiencing the behavioral health continuum to apply for these one-time mini-grants to promote their adoption of TIA in their service delivery and/or community. 

We anticipate awarding to up to $50,000 to successful applicants, and plan about to release approximately 30 awards, with the requirement that the work be completed before September 30, 2019.

Requirements for successful applicants:

  • Licensed to do business in the State of Washington and able to contract with the HCA.

Applicants must provide or partner with an organization that provides behavioral health services meaning Substance Use Prevention, Early Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Supports as well as Mental Health serious mental and emotional treatment and supports.
Must have a current work plan or develop a new work plan to implement TIA either with a community partner or show significant commitment to TIA that will continue the work after the funds are completed.

We plan to release a request for applications (RFA) in the second week of March and responses will be due the end of March, to be awarded mid-April.  If you have questions on the timeline, please contact us at

Prior funding opportunities from the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Curious as to what types of funding opportunities have been available in the past?  Visit this page for more information.


Other funding opportunities

This list contains current funding opportunities related to substance abuse prevention or mental health promotion that are not from DBHR.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - The 2019 Communities Talk stipend cycle is now open! This year, the $750 planning stipends will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you didn't receive an invitation to participate in this year's stipend cycle, e-mail to request your stipend invitation. Be sure to include your organization's name and website to speed up the verification process.


  • North Central Accountable Community of Health NCACH Regional Opioid Stakeholders Workgroup releases application for organizations to obtain funding to provide Narcan kits. This opportunity is open to any non-profit or government agency located in and serving North Central Washington (Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties). Funding will be available only for the purchase of Narcan, at the non-profit rate offered by Adapt Pharma ($75 per 2 dose box). Funding is not available to pay for staff time for providing the necessary training or registration/table fees at events. Learn more and apply for funding online.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program - The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations. SAMHSA plans to issue 26 grants of up to $736,000 per year for up to 5 years. Apply onlineApplication due March 18, 2019.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act Grants - The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The activities that are implemented in the project will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). In addition, applicants will build on strategic plans that were developed under a Drug Free Communities grant. Apply onlineApplication due March 22, 2019.


  • Washington Traffic Safety Commission - School Walk Route Improvement Project Grants. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) has released a Request for Application (RFA) for projects that will increase traffic safety around schools. Application due: March 22, 2019.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Partnership for Success - The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. The program is intended to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities - underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20. At their discretion, recipients may also use grant funds to target up to two additional, data-driven substance abuse prevention priorities, such as the use of marijuana, cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamine, etc. by individuals ages 9 and above. Apply online. Application due: March 29, 2019.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - FY 2019 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program (Project LAUNCH) - The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of their development. It is expected that this program will provide local communities or tribes the opportunity to disseminate effective and innovative early childhood mental health practices and services, ultimately leading to better outcomes for young children and their families. SAMHSA plans to issue 15 grants of up to $800,000 per year for up to 5 years. Apply onlineApplication due: April 19, 2019.