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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.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Community Power: Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods will support research projects to build an understanding of the range of methods applied in innovative and effective community base-building that result in changes to community-level social, economic, and physical conditions that we know influence health and equity. Opportunity will fund research projects designed to retrospectively examine various methods resulting in innovative and effective community base-building. Base-building is a set of strategies and activities used by residents, workers, consumers, and other constituencies to build collective strength and power to address a variety of inequitable conditions in communities. Base-building has been utilized for generations by grassroots-led organizations and institutions to build power specifically in historically excluded or underrepresented populations. Grants range from $200,000 to $250,000 each. Apply onlineApplication due: September 24, 2019 by 12 PM P.T.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal Open Call for Ideas funding opportunity seeks to explore how cutting-edge ideas and emerging trends could help or hinder our progress toward a Culture of Health.  Proposals can cover a range of topics, from emerging technologies to pioneering strategies for changing norms and behaviors. Funding can support a number of different project types, including research, pilots or demonstration projects, idea sourcing, network or coalition building, and more. Projects are generally funded within $150,000 to $350,000 for 12-36 months. Appy online. Application due: October 15, 2019 by 12 PM P.T.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - 2020 Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that the opportunity for better health flourishes for all. There are characteristics shared by communities that catalyze and sustain positive change. Because the Prize recognizes whole communities, applicants must think beyond their own individual organizations and initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Ten winning communities will receive a $25,000 cash prize, customized communication materials about their community, and national recognition. Apply onlineApplication due: November 4, 2019.