2012 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards Now Available
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards, formerly the Campaign for Mental Health Recovery State Awards, which fund selected statewide peer-run/recovery community organizations across the United States to promote social inclusion on State and local levels and to counter the negative perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs associated with mental health and/or substance use conditions.
This year, SAMHSA will award six $20,000 grants for statewide and community-based efforts that promote and expand the “What a Difference a Friend Makes” campaign (http://www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov). Proposed activities must target 18- to 25-year-olds and provide a detailed plan to increase awareness of behavioral health issues and of mental health and addictions recovery among young adults—in particular those who have experienced trauma. Proposals are also encouraged that address young adults from diverse populations including Hispanic/Latino, African-American, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian populations.
These awards support four of SAMHSA’s eight Strategic Initiatives: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Public Awareness and Support, Trauma and Justice, and Recovery Support.
The application period for the 2012 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards for
Statewide Peer-Run/Recovery Community Organization Projects opens May 4, 2012, and the deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. eastern time on June 4, 2012.
The comprehensive Project Guide, which fully describes the project focus, eligibility
requirements, application requirements, and other important information, is available
For questions on this application, please contact Campaign Liaison Ruth Montag at
240-744-7062 or CSIemail@example.com.
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