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2019 Mental Health Grants

Grants to Missouri and Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and Health-Related
Organizations in Eligible Areas for Behavioral Health Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Health Forward Foundation

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Deadline Date:

06/19/19 Noon


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Grants to Kansas and Missouri nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and health-related organizations in eligible areas for behavioral health services. A letter of intent is required before submitting a full application. Funding is intended to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for the uninsured and underserved.

Eligible areas are Allen, Johnson, and Wyandotte Counties, Kansas; Cass, Jackson, and Lafayette Counties, Missouri; and Kansas City, Missouri, including portions of Clay and Platte Counties.

Requests should employ at least one of the three strategies to improve mental health and behavioral outcomes:
- Capacity: Support the advancement, efficiency, and sustainability of organizations and systems providing care.
- Access: Promote policies, practices, and technology that increase access.
- Quality: Encourage a continuum of services using best practices that improve wellness outcomes.

For more information about the three strategies, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167862

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

Grants may be awarded for a period of up to two years. Because approval of multi-year funding requests will affect the number of grants Health Forward can award, these applicants are required to provide a compelling justification for multi-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Tax-exempt under any part of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; incorporated within a state; have a Federal Employer Identification Number
- A governmental agency
- A health or health-related citizen initiative, grassroots organization, or campaign committee

Applicants must maintain ongoing operations, including staffing and programs, within Kansas City, Mo., and/or the Missouri or Kansas service areas.

If your organization is a religious organization it must provide non-evangelizing activities or programs that are available to the general public and that are consistent with Health Forward principles of cultural diversity and cultural competence.

Ineligible funding:
- Individuals, for any reason, including paying for medical procedures, prescriptions, health insurance, education, or training.
- Basic or applied biomedical research, biotechnology, or laboratory studies
- Endowments or contributions to permanent funds or accounts that are intended to yield interest or dividend-bearing income for the support of staff, programs, services, or other operations
- Construction, purchase, non-mandated renovation, demolition, or re-purposing of any physical facilities or real property
- Supplanting or offsetting the maintenance of effort by government or public entities
- Supplanting private funding
- Political campaigns to support or oppose candidates for public office
- Evangelizing activities of religious organizations
- Payment of bonds, loans, notes, or any other form of sponsorship or outstanding debts of an applicant or its affiliate(s)
- Annual fundraising appeals

Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Letter of intent deadline: May 22, 2019, by Noon
- Full proposal deadline: June 19, 2019, by Noon
- Board approval: September 13, 2019

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

News users, please email to register for the grantee portal in order to apply.

For questions contact:

Karen Guile

For additional information on the Mental Health request for proposal contact:

Donna Bushur
816-241-7006 ext. 137

Shannon Morris
816-214-7006 ext. 139

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Allen, Johnson, and Wyandotte County;   Missouri: Cass, Jackson, and Lafayette County and Kansas City (including portions of Clay and Platt counties)