January 27, 2021


Description of grant: The purpose of this program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbances (SED); (2) establish linkages with school- and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services; (3) train emergency services personnel, law enforcement, fire department personnel, veterans, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques; and (4)educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder. It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED


Eligibility Requirements: domestic public and private nonprofit entities

*Recipients of funding in FY 2019 and 2020 under SM-18-009 Mental Health Awareness Training are not eligible to apply.


Points for Evaluation:

Section B: Proposed Implementation Approach (30 points) includes a description of the goals and measurable objectives of the proposed project and how they align with the Statement of Need.

Section E: Data Collection and Performance Measurement (10 points) includes a description of how required data will be collected and then utilized to manage, monitor, and enhance the program.

Deadline for Submission: 2/5/2021

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