Forecasted Grant Opportunities for Mental Health, Drug Abuse Prevention, and More

This week, we are highlighting forecasted grant opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services. These potential grants are projected to support mental health services and drug and substance abuse prevention, among other programs.

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Posted Date: November 17, 2017

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Opportunity: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to train teachers and other relevant school personnel to recognize the symptoms of childhood and adolescent mental disorders; refer family members to appropriate mental health services if necessary; train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, and other categories of individuals to identify and appropriately respond to persons with a mental illness; and provide education to teachers and personnel regarding resources that are available in the community for individuals with mental illness.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US

Opioid abuse and addition have developed to epidemic proportions in the United States.

“In 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of those deaths involved a prescription opioid. Many more became addicted to prescription and illegal opioids,” reads an article on the opioid epidemic on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The following recent grant opportunities highlight the range of U.S. government agencies and programs currently addressing the opioid epidemic: Continue reading #FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US