The health insurance company Cigna is inviting applications for its Healthier Kids For Our Future® Mental Health Grant program.
The program seeks to supplement existing mental health programming and close gaps both in and outside the school environment, with a focus on loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. Programs will be funded that foster collaboration between stakeholders — including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits — aimed at addressing mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children. Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs: Trauma Informed Practices (TIPS); Social-Emotional Learning (SEL); or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Grants of between $50,000 and $125,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded through the program.
Applications due 02/26/21. Projects must start on June 1 or August 1, 2021.