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January 30, 2017 by Jessica Pratt, EXCELLENCE Editor

New Grant Opportunity: Letter of Intent Due May 1, 2017

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for 2017, called Expanding the Science and Practice of Recovery-Based Mental Health Care and Supports.  Each award will be up to a maximum of $100,000 and smaller grants will be considered.  We are interested in funding visionary research, program and/or education projects.


Applicants will go through a two-step process.  The first step is a 5-page Letter of Intent, due May 1st and after those are reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Committee and Board a portion will be invited to submit a full application.


Please read the Request for Proposal and Letter of Intent cover sheet carefully as we will not accept incomplete LOI’s or unsolicited/incomplete applications in the full invitation stage. LOIs can be submitted to The deadline is 5:00p.m. PDT on May 1st.


If you have any questions about this RFP not answered in the attachments, please email them to the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care at


8 thoughts on “New Grant Opportunity: Letter of Intent Due May 1, 2017

  1. Luana says:

    Dear Scientific Advisory Committee and Board,

    Can measures that have been developed for early intervention and specifically for supported education/employment be considered for this grant award?

    Dr. Luana R. Turner
    UCLA Aftercare Research Program

    1. Dr. Turner, our Scientific Advisory Council will consider an application for measures that have been developed for early intervention and specifically for supported education/employment.

  2. David Robles says:

    Dear sirs I have been for the last 30 years had the dream getting a mental health farm started here in Oregon. My goal is to have a non-profit that would support small family type farms around the state any advice and support would greatly appreciated.


  3. David Robles says:

    Help with a mental health farm here in Oregon has been a driving force n my recovery process and any advice and help would be greatly appreciated


    David Robles

  4. Glenda Wrenn says:

    for the LOI do you want a detailed budget and justification or just a statement of the amount that will be requested for the project?

    1. Gina Nikkel says:

      A detailed budget and complete justification is not necessary for the LOI, however, It would be nice to have more than just the amount requested. If you are invited to apply for the RFP then we will expect a detailed budget and justification.

  5. Jewell Gooding says:

    For the Start and End date on the cover letter is it referring to the start and end date for additional funding received?

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