Grant and Funding Opportunities

Our staff has collected a list of open grant opportunities that may be of interest to the school-based health care field.

$649 Million in Funding Available for Programs That Address Children’s Mental Health and Substance Use

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award up to $649 million in funding for programs that provide preventative services to address the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Visit SAMHSA’s website for more information.

Click here to read more about the grant programs included in this effort.

Comprehensive Learning Experience for Midcareer Health Professionals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is an opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals to participate in the policy process at the federal level to improve health, health care, and health policy. Up to seven awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2016. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 12, 2015. Click here for more information.

Community Foundation Locator

Here’s a handy resource: The Council on Foundations hosts the Community Foundation Locator, with links and contact information to every U.S. community foundation. In addition to raising and disbursing funds directly to local nonprofit organizations, some community foundations also manage individual donors’ charitable foundations. School-based health centers (SBHCs) and their sponsor organizations might consider approaching them for support.

Support for Community Programs in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is providing Community Giving Grants for nonprofit organizations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Available grants fall in one of two categories: youth development and education and economic opportunity. Community Giving Grant applications are reviewed quarterly; the remaining application deadline for 2015 is December 31. Visit Umpqua Bank’s website for more information.


1 Comment

  1. by Rick on November 6, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I am interested in establishing a School Based Health Center (SBHC) in my community (Rexburg, Idaho). I work for Madison Cares with the Madison School District and we month into our awarded four year, 4 million dollar Expansion Grant through SAMHSA. Our schools could desperately utilize a SBHC. I am wondering if I could visit with someone about how to begin planning on opening an SBHC.

    Thank you,

    Rick T. Croft
    Project Director

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