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Funding Mental Health Matters Initiatives

OMHSAS is Accepting Scope of Work Proposals for Funding Mental Health Matters Initiatives for State Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (“OMHSAS”) is providing funding opportunities for mental health programs. Funding requests will be evaluated based upon the proposed program’s overall benefit to the citizens of the Commonwealth as well as the program’s complement to OMHSAS’ current initiative, Mental Health Matters.

Mental Health Matters is an initiative of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services focused on building public awareness and knowledge around mental health. This initiative emphasizes programs for community members that dispels stereotypes and myths about mental illness, enhances mental health literacy, and supports community training, as well as endeavors to expand current efforts that address the behavioral health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.

The Mental Health Matters Initiative Includes the Following Categories:

  • Media Campaigns
  • Community Services
  • Mental Health First Aid (“MHFA”)
  • Crisis Intervention Teams
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Veteran’s Programs
  • Other

Please return your application, via email to Kathryn Jacobs at by July 15, 2013. Proposal submitters will be notified by August 31, 2013 of the status of their application and any reporting requirements. If you need additional information, please call Kathryn Jacobs at 717-265-8941.

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