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Current Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery grants

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Prior funding opportunities from the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

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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.

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health - Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families - This initiative will serve low-income working families disproportionately at risk for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including racial and ethnic minority families. This initiative seeks to determine whether implementation of earned income tax credit (EITC) outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs can result in (1) increased EITC receipt and (2) changes in risk and/or protective factors for ACEs. OMH expects projects funded under this initiative to: (1) establish multi-sectoral partnerships to support EITC outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs; (2) plan and implement EITC outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs; (3) develop and implement a process and outcome evaluation plan; (4) communicate and disseminate findings, successes and lessons learned; and (5) plan for sustainability of successful interventions. Apply online. Application due: August 17, 6 p.m. ET.


  • Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) - Professional Learning GrantsThe PESB is offering $15,000 grants to support educator retention through learning communities using professional growth plans (PGPs). View informational packet to learn more about the grant. Priority will be given to grantees supporting educators from underrepresented groups, equipping educators to provide trauma-sensitive support to students from marginalized communities, or learning communities that include paraeducators. Applicants will choose to focus learning community work and PGPs on one of two topical areas: Social Emotional Learning or providing instruction in virtual environments. Washington state school districts, ESDs, approved clock hour providers, and higher education institutions are eligible to apply.  Application due: August 19, 2020.


  • Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health - State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions - The State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative is designed to demonstrate if modifications to existing evidence-informed interventions for selected health issues will significantly improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations experiencing health disparities. This award is intended to help build the capacity of state, tribal, territorial, and/or local governmental health agencies to achieve two main goals: (1) test modifications to existing public health programs or practices (interventions) to assess if the modified intervention is successful in significantly improving health outcomes for selected health issues; and (2) develop and begin to implement effective plans that will sustain successful interventions after the award period. Apply onlineApplication due: August 26, 2020.


  • National Indian Health Board (NIHB) - Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation - a funding opportunity for Tribal governments, Tribal health departments, and Tribal health care facilities/health systems seeking to implement projects to increase commercial tobacco cessation, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) cessation and ‘quit smoking’ attempts by promoting evidence-based services and activities, and/or adapting evidence-based health systems changes. Applicants are eligible to apply for up to and no more than $10,000.00. A pre-application webinar will be held on August 5 at noon. Applications due via email by August 28, 2020.


  • National Indian Health Board (NIHB) - Strong Systems, Strong Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health System - This opportunity builds on a former project - NIHB’s Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) and continues NIHB’s commitment to strengthening Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes as they complete projects to improve their performance, meet national public health accreditation standards, and/or promote interconnection across the public health system to improve population health.The intended outcomes of SSSC include;
    • Increased performance improvement practice
    • Increased innovation in response to system integration challenges, and
    • Progress toward national public health standards.

While performance improvement focuses on internal changes to improve services, system improvement focuses on incorporating health equity and interconnection of various systems that can impact the public health of a community. Interconnection is defined as "the linkage of programs, activities, and/or stakeholders to promote overall efficiency and effectiveness and achieve gains in population health." 

  • Self-Assessment Award - $3,000 each - The Self-Assessment Award is intended for Tribal entities new to performance improvement who wish to conduct a self-assessment of their current ability and departmental needs to meet public health accreditation standards, as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Self-Assessment awardees will receive training, form a team, and complete a self-assessment.

    Download the Request For Applications (RFA) and Application Package for the Self-Assessment Award

  • Performance Improvement/System Improvement Award - up to $10,000 each, with up to an additional $2,000 provided for travel to the NIHB in-person training - The PI/SI award will support projects through two paths: performance improvement (PI) projects to build public health capacity, and system improvement (SI) projects, which focus on incorporating health equity, cross-sector collaboration and interconnection of various systems that can impact the public health of the community. Tribes will have the opportunity to perform work by choosing project categories in either the PI path, SI path, or both. Support for public health accreditation activities is offered, but seeking accreditation is not required.

    Request For Applications (RFA) and Application Package for the PI/SI Award

Request for Application due: September 4, 2020. Download application online.



  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Culture of Health PrizeThis opportunity recognizes that where we live – such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable transportation – affects how long and how well we live. People in communities throughout the country are working together in new ways so that everyone can live their healthiest life possible, regardless of who they are or how much money they make. The coronavirus pandemic, ongoing racial injustices, and growing inequity
    across the nation underscore the importance of community conditions and collective efforts for all residents to have a fair and just opportunity for health. Prize includes $25,000, communications funds, national and local promotion and the opportunity to connect with other national and local leaders. Apply onlineApplication due: October 15, 2020.