Multicultural Rural Mental Health Grant


The Multicultural Rural Mental Health Grant aims to support those impacted by the mental and behavioral health challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic, by encouraging Utah rural residents to seek and receive accessible services to address their needs. This grant will support the urgent need to address mental and behavioral health challenges that have been intensified and magnified by COVID-19 in Utah’s rural communities.

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Purpose of the Grant

The Multicultural Advisory Committee of Utah’s COVID-19 Response through the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA), an agency within the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, is proud to offer the Multicultural Rural Mental Health grant program over the next two years. The program will support nonprofit organizations that serve the mental and behavioral health of multicultural communities in rural Utah and who have a commitment to reduce the stigma and inequalities surrounding these topics. This program was made possible by Cambia Health Solutions.



Round 1 Applications Closed


Applications for this round are no longer being accepted, as of March 31, 2021.
 
Second Round of Funding - The Multicultural Rural Mental Health Grant will be opening applications for a second-round of funding in March 2022. Please check back for updates as we near this time period. 

OUR IMPACT: Grant Awardees


The Multicultural Rural Mental Health Grant has awarded17 grants to community-based organizations that serve the mental and behavioral health of multicultural communities in rural Utah. These funds will increase the capacity for these organizations to serve their communities during COVID-19 and address needs regarding mental health. Thank you to Cambia Health Solutions for supporting this grant and for the community partners that have helped in outreach. Please see the list below for awarded organizations.

Alliance Community Services (Alianza Comunitaria)
Asian Association of Utah
Centro de la Familia de Utah
The Family Place, Utah
CONNECT Summit County
Full Circle Intertribal Center
Jewish Family Service
Latino Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Moab Free Health Clinic
Moab Regional Hospital
Moab Valley Multicultural Center
New Horizons Crisis Center
San Juan School Education Foundation
Seekhaven Family Crisis Center
Southern Utah University
Spy Hop Productions
Utah State University Blanding

Eligibilty


The Multicultural Rural Mental Health Grant program aims to support those impacted by the devastating health and socioeconomic challenges of 2020 by encouraging people to seek and receive accessible services to address their mental and behavioral health. This program will help meet the urgent mental and behavioral health needs intensified and magnified by COVID-19 in local rural communities. 

Grants will support nonprofit organizations who have a commitment to reducing the stigma and inequalities surrounding mental health and wellbeing faced by people living in rural communities.

Organizations should encompass these criteria elements:

  • Is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) determination letter, or tax-exemption certificate for governments and schools,
  • Is an organization that serves rural communities,
  • Is a Utah-based organization,
  • Is funding projects in Utah rural counties only; projects in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber Counties are not eligible for funding,
  • Is providing direct mental and behavioral health services to individuals,
  • Is serving historically and systemically marginalized populations--specifically communities of color, LGBTQIA+, and
  • Has a commitment to racial equity.

CRITERIA IN AWARDING GRANTS


A Selection Committee will review applications and make the determination of award recipients and amounts based on the following criteria:

  1. Project description
  2. Budget proposal
  3. Previous mental & behavioral health services experience
  4. Service to multicultural communities

The Committee will generally not make grants to individuals, endowments, debt retirement or operational deficits, constructions or maintenance of buildings, or political campaigns or activities attempting to influence legislation.

Contact US


Any questions regarding the grant can be directed to MCAgrants@utah.gov. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive a response from our team. 


Racial equity is achieved when one's racial identity no longer predicted how one fares in their health, wealth, education, and sociocultural outcomes.

To achieve racial equity also means that people of all races and socioeconomic status are equally seen, heard, valued, respected, and considered in all decision-making processes.

Round 1 Funding: Key Dates


  • March 8, 2021

    Grant applications open

  • March 31, 2021

    Grant applications close

  • April

    Applications will be reviewed

  • May

    Award notification will be sent


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