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Youth-Led Mini-Grant Opportunities

In Fairfax County

Mini-Grants Available for Youth-Led Anti-Stigma Initiatives

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is once again offering mini-grants for youth-led projects to reduce stigma among their peers, using funds from a suicide prevention grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

These mini-grants will fund youth-planned, youth-led projects within Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Falls Church City.

Proposals are due February 1, 2019.  Review the Request for Proposals to find out how to apply, and email csbprevention@fairfaxcounty.gov with questions.  

In Alexandria City

Youth-Led Mental Health & Wellness Mini-Grant RFP

Click here to apply

One in five people in the U.S. experiences a mental health disorder in their lifetime. It could be serious depression, anxiety, psychosis, an eating disorder, or any of a number of common conditions, all of which are treatable. Yet, because of the stigma associated with mental illness, people are often reluctant to admit that they, or someone they care about, has a mental health problem.

Sadly, this stigma keeps people from seeking help.

Eliminating stigma requires a change in the way we talk and think about mental illness in our culture. Young people can be a very powerful, driving force behind this kind of positive culture change. This mini-grant program will fund youth-planned, youth-led projects to reduce stigma among their peers. The program’s goals are to:

  • Empower youth to reduce the stigma of mental illness in their communities and focus on suicide prevention
  • Educate youth on facts regarding mental illness, including how to recognize it and seek help for oneself or others; and
  • Educate youth on ways they can promote their own and others’ mental health.

This mini-grant program is funded by a regional suicide prevention grant from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and administered by the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services.

Proposals Due Feb. 8, 2019
Project Period Begins Feb. 15, 2019
Project Period Ends Aug. 2, 2019

In Arlington County

There are no opportunities at this time.

In Prince William County

Click here for application, RFP details and deadlines. 

In Loudoun County

There are no opportunities at this time.

Other Grants

There are no opportunities at this time.

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