Below are funding opportunities previously featured in our WAFCA E-News. All opportunities will remain posted until the application due date expires.

Community Improvement Job Training. DHS is seeking applications from tribal nation agencies, government agencies, and nonprofit agencies to provide job training and substance use prevention services in Wisconsin communities where gangs are present. The goal of this program is to improve the lives of young people impacted by gang activity through services designed to help them become productive, employed members in their communities following their participation in job training, counseling, and education. One grant of up to $250,000 is expected to be awarded. View the full GFO hereThe deadline to apply for this grant funding is 11:59 p.m. September 29, 2023.

Youth Violence Prevention Research. The Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking to develop and test multilevel youth violence prevention interventions that include strategies which address structural discrimination and other social determinants of health. Interventions will focus on youth populations that experience health disparities between the ages of 10 to 24 years, including Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, undeserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. Examples of structural discrimination reduction strategies include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) adjustment of policies or practices that differentially impact certain populations of youth; 2) monitoring to ensure equitable enforcement of policies; 3) cultural competency and diversity training for organizational personnel. A letter of intent is due by September 2, 2023; applications are due by 5:00pm October 2, 2023.

Qualified Treatment Trainee Grants. In partnership with the UW-Whitewater Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, and Employment, DHS is seeking applications from behavioral health agencies that hire post-graduate trainee positions (qualified treatment trainees) in social work (APSW), marriage and family therapy (MFT-IT), and counseling (LPC-IT) for qualified treatment trainee (QTT) programs. Expanding agency awards will support agencies that have previously hired post-graduate QTTs and are increasing the number of placements available. Continuing expanding agency awards will support agencies that previously received an Expanding Agency Award to continue to add QTT positions and support further professional development for supervisors. The deadline to apply for one of these programs is October 6, 2023.

Veteran Mental Health Grants. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) recently announced opportunities for two veteran mental health grants for Wisconsin providers. The grants are intended to defer the costs of mental health treatment for veteran patients. Both grant applications are due by Monday, October 9th at 4 p.m.

  • The Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Grant is for administering emergency and crisis mental health care to veterans; a total of $2 million is available for distribution. Individual grants requested are subject to the availability of funds and may not exceed $100,000 per applicant. The provider must have at least one employee who possesses one of the following professional degrees - Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Social workers with a Master's Degree or higher, Psychiatrists, or Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.
  • The Ancillary Mental Health Grant is for mental health providers to administer ancillary mental health care to veterans; a total of $800,000 is available for distribution. Individual grants requested are subject to the availability of funds and may not exceed $50,000 per applicant. The provider must have at least one certified/licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Certified OT Assistant, Massage or Bodywork Therapist, Acupuncturist, Art Therapist, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Dance Therapist, Dietitian, Music Therapist, Prevention Specialist, Equine Therapist (certification must be from Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), or Recreational Therapist (certification must be from National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification).

Adult/Youth Crisis Stabilization. DHS is seeking applications from  tribal nations, counties, or regions of multiple counties and municipal governments, as well as community-based nonprofit agencies, for funding to establish and/or operate a regional crisis stabilization program to serve either adults or youths experiencing a mental health crisis. The deadline to apply for funding is 5:00 p.m. October 13, 2023. View more information about this grant opportunity