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.
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
OUR IMPACT: Grant Awardees
Alliance Community Services (Alianza Comunitaria)
Asian Association of Utah
Centro de la Familia de Utah
Child and Family Support Center of Cache County, Inc. (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 District Regional Educational Foundation
Seekhaven Family Crisis Center
Southern Utah University (SUU)
Spy Hop Productions
Utah State University Blanding
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:
- Project description
- Budget proposal
- Previous mental & behavioral health services experience
- 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.
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
Applications will be reviewed
Award notification will be sent