Flinn Foundation Seeks Proposals for Evidence-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Programs

The Ethel & James Flinn Foundation is accepting proposals from governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide mental health care and services for children and young people (up to the age of 21) either exclusively or as a component of its overall services.  The organization should be located in southeast Michigan — specifically Wayne, Oakland, Macomb or Washtenaw County, but the foundation may consider programs and activities that benefit a major portion of the state.

Two-year grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to implement children's mental health evidence-based practices in the region. In 2017, priority will be given to programs that advance access to effective prevention, screening, early identification, and mental health treatment interventions for children and young people up to age 21. Priority will be given to developmental screening, assessment, and mental health treatment models in early childhood settings for children; pediatric screening, assessment, diagnosis, and behavioral health treatment models in school-based clinics and primary-care settings; screening, assessment and behavioral health treatment models in the child welfare and foster care systems; collaborative court diversion programs designed to divert children and young people with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health/substance abuse disorders from the corrections systems into treatment and support services; and best practice psychotherapy behavioral health treatment programs.

To be eligible, applicants must be a governmental agency or an organization that provides mental health care and services for children, youth, adolescents, and young people (birth to age 20) either exclusively or as a component of its overall services in southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and/or Washtenaw counties) and is considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Flinn Foundation website for program guidelines and application instructions

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