Where to Find Mental Health Funding—A Cheat Sheet

Although integrating behavioral health into physical care settings makes a positive impact on clinical outcomes, patient experience, provider satisfaction, and financial sustainability, it can be challenging to implement. The upfront financial investment can serve as a common barrier to these programs. Some providers simply don’t have the resources to support new initiatives, which often requires additional training, hiring, or investment in new technology.

In response, federal and state governments and research institutes have created several mental health funding opportunities. We’ve gathered some of the best places to search for these grants. Our goal is to help more healthcare organizations overcome financial hurdles for bringing holistic and effective care to their populations. We will update this list of integrated care funding resources as new opportunities become available.

SAMHSA Grant Dashboard

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) lists upcoming grants on a grants dashboard and provides applicant resources, including training opportunities, forms, and guidelines. Find the SAMHSA grants page here.

National Institute of Mental Health Grants

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest funder of mental health research in the world. You can find the latest funding opportunities as well as application guidance on the institute’s website.

Health and Human Services Grants

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) is the largest grant-making agency in the U.S. To access and apply for HHS grants you must first register with the System for Award Management to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier, which will allow you or your organization to do business with the federal government. Then register with Grants.gov where you can find and apply for grants.

Ellen Harvey is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at NeuroFlow. She has over nine years of experience writing about technology and innovation for business leaders. At NeuroFlow, she writes about prominent trends in behavioral health and illustrates how NeuroFlow's technology helps healthcare, payor, and government organizations improve the well-being of their constituents.

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