The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2013 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards, formerly the Campaign for Mental Health Recovery State Awards, which fund selected statewide peer-run/recovery community organizations across the United States to promote social inclusion on State and local levels and to counter the negative perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs associated with mental health and/or substance use conditions.
This year, SAMHSA will award seven $20,000 grants for statewide and community-based efforts. Proposed activities must target 18- to 25-year-olds and provide a detailed plan to increase awareness of behavioral health issues and of mental health and/or addictions recovery among young adults who have experienced trauma; among Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian young adults; and/or among young adults in the general population. Applicants are expected to integrate an online social networking component or mobile communication component into their project to increase outreach to the target audience.
The application period for the 2013 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards for Statewide Peer- Run/Recovery Community Organization Projects opens May 7, 2013, and the deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. eastern time on June 7, 2013.
The comprehensive Project Guide, which fully describes the project focus, eligibility requirements, application requirements, and other important information, is available at http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/CSI/awards/2013awards.aspx.
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