The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is inviting applications for its Policy Fellow Grants and Peer Policy Fellow Grants programs.
Through the program, up to ten nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, or higher education institutions will be awarded a two-year grant to employ a mental health Policy Fellow (recent graduate in law, social work, public policy, public health, or a related field) or Peer Policy Fellow (individual with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use conditions).
The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of individuals and organizations effectively participating in mental health policy while also increasing the consumer voice in mental health policy development and implementation. In addition, the foundation will fund a Mental Health Policy Academy for fellows and their mentors, including a one-week federal immersion program in Washington, D.C., during year two of the grant. The goal of the academy is to provide substantial professional development and networking opportunities to participants.
Eligible organizations in Texas are invited to respond to the request for proposals, which will fund five Policy Fellow positions and five Peer Policy Fellow positions in 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, or higher education institutions. The grant includes 95 percent of the fellow's salary, 100 percent of his/her benefits, a mentor stipend and professional development allowance, and overhead.
Interested applicants are invited to attend an optional teleconference on February 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CST). Registration is required.
See the Hogg Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.