New Notice of Funding Opportunity: Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health

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Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

OMH has released the following funding opportunity announcement for which applications are now being accepted:

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-22-001
Opportunity Title: Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health
Award Amount: $350,000 to $400,000
Estimated Total: $3,000,000  
Application Due Date: June 22, 2022, 6:00 PM ET 

This notice solicits applications for projects for the Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health Initiative. This initiative seeks to identify health and wellness policies that are successful in improving Black youth mental health, including suicide prevention. The demonstration projects are expected to:

  1. Implement evidence-based policies for addressing Black youth mental and suicide prevention.
  2. Pilot the policy assessment protocols that determine the level of effectiveness of general health and wellness policies in improving Black youth mental health in diverse settings.
  3. Develop and implement demonstrations of selected innovative and culturally effective policy approaches to improve Black youth mental health.

This initiative aligns with:

  1. Recommendations from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Emergency Taskforce outlined in Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Suicide in America.
  2. Healthy People 2030 Mental Health Disorder and Adolescent Health Objectives MHMD-02 (Reduce suicide attempts by adolescents) and AH-D02 (Increase the proportion of children and adolescents with symptoms of trauma who get treatment).

Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on May 5, 2022 at 4 PM ET. Click here to register for the technical assistance webinar.