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Ready to pursue funding opportunities in a competitive environment?

Publication Date: Apr 20, 2021

Preparing Your Behavioral Health Program for Funding Opportunities

 

Behavioral health programs are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. The combination of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and alcohol, stimulant, and opioid use disorders and overdoses creates unique challenges for program administrators and implementers serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. At the same time, significant funding is now available.

 

Are you ready to pursue these funding opportunities in a competitive environment? If not, help is here!

 

We are offering a free training series, featuring Pam Baston, MPA, MCAP, CPP, will guide participants through a step-by-step process in how to strengthen their behavioral health programs and their readiness to successfully compete for funding. Practical tips and tools will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to engage in some self-directed activities between each training session to maximize their success.

 

1. Get Ready!

  • Understand and document the behavioral health needs and strengths of your population and tribal community
  • Identify relevant partners, their roles, and their benefits for collaboration
  • Identify and select culturally relevant effective practices and programs that address these needs and strengths
  • Prepare your workforce
  • Identify relevant resources and funding opportunities

 

2. Get Started!

  • Develop your implementation plan
  • Pursue resources and funding opportunities
  • Pull it all together for a grant or other funding opportunity

 

3. Get it Done!

  • Keep your implementation on track
  • Continual assessing and improving performance
  • Leverage your success for sustainability 

 

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

1:30-3:00pm ET . 12:30-2:00 CT . 11:30-1:00 MT . 10:30-12:00 PT . 9:30-11:00 AKT

 

If you would like more information, or would like to register, please contact:

Megan Dotson, BA, Program Manager, Mental Health TTC

319-384-1467

megan-dotson@uiowa.edu