MHM Grant offers substantial financial assistance (up to $75,000) to eligible schools for adopting mental health literacy and suicide prevention programs. All K-12 educational institutions and select nonprofits eligible to apply today. Deadline for the Spring 2024 cycle is March 1, 2024.
The statistics are concerning: nearly 44% of teenagers struggle with mental health issues, with 75% of mental illnesses starting in adolescence. Yet, worryingly, almost half of these struggling teens do not seek help. Students are often left to grapple with mental health challenges alone, leading to rising rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, and more.
Teachers bear witness to this crisis daily. According to a survey by the American Federation of Teachers, a staggering 93% of teachers express concerns about their students' mental health. However, only 15% of these educators feel equipped to address these challenges. In a post-pandemic world where the need for mental health support has surged, providing mental health literacy resources have never been more evident.
The Mental Health Matters Grant is a financial assistance program established by Brain Health Bootcamp (BHB) to facilitate the adoption of its mental health literacy and suicide prevention programs by K-12 educational institutions.
This grant program aligns with BHB's mission to provide essential resources to schools seeking to enhance the well-being of their students through evidence-based mental health education.
The objective of the grant is to underwrite a significant portion of the expenses incurred in adopting BHB's programs by schools that demonstrate a financial deficit to wholly support these initiatives. On average, the grant bestows an award of $15,000, with certain grants reaching up to $75,000.
Applying for the Mental Health Matters Grant is a straightforward process designed to minimize administrative burden and streamline access to essential mental health resources for educational institutions. The entire process usually can be completed within 1-2 weeks.
By submitting this grant application, the applicant expressly grants Brain Health Bootcamp the right to use and disclose the fact of their application, including organizational details, for internal, external, and program support purposes. This may include reports, announcements, and materials aimed at sustaining and enhancing the grant program.
To qualify for the Mental Health Matters Grant, educational institutions must meet the following requirements:
The Grant operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Renewal eligibility is contingent upon the recipient school's adherence to the following requirements:
As part of the Grant Program, the Grantor and Grantee may collaborate to create a promotional video showcasing the impact of the Grantor's mental health literacy programs and the Grantee's participation in these programs. The Grantee agrees to work in cooperation with the Grantor to facilitate the production of the video. This collaboration may include, but is not limited to, providing access to facilities, staff interviews, and program participants as mutually agreed upon.