An organization can utilize MHM funding to support the following request types:
- Project/program (request may include capital/renovation or capacity building costs associated with project/program)
- Capital/renovations (request solely for capital/renovations)
- Capacity building (request solely for capacity building)
Funding request must address one or more of the following topics: access to care – mental and behavioral health; access to care – general; digital inclusion and broadband infrastructure; food security; economic mobility: financial independence; housing; education and workforce development.
Approximately $25 million in funding will be available for the 2023 grant cycle. Funding will be distributed among the Focus Areas with the following estimated allocations:
- Access to Care: Mental and Behavioral Healthcare – 25%
- Access to Care: General – 20%
- Digital Inclusion & Broadband Infrastructure – 25%
- Food Security – 10%
- Economic Mobility: Financial Independence – 10%
- Housing – 5%
- Education and Workforce Development – 5%
Please click here to see the Focus Area section of the grant guidelines for more information on each specific focus area.
MHM generally funds grant requests that are less than 20% of the overall organizational budget. Also, MHM allows up to 15% of directs costs to be allocated for indirect costs. Your organization may still include up to 15% indirect costs in the MHM request budget, even if you have an established indirect cost rate as part of federal grants.
Funding is available for a 12-month period, which covers a calendar year January through December. Multi-year funding, up to three years, is available for organizations who are 2022 Funded Partners through MHM Community Investments and are currently in good standing (no material audit findings, no significant unspent grant funding during the grant period, and good overall organizational financial and programmatic standing).
As a fiscal sponsor, a portion of the requested grant monies is allowable for sponsor responsibilities. If you are applying with a fiscal sponsor, contact MHM when applying for guidance on budget submission for allowable fiscal sponsor fees.
What MHM will not fund:
- Audit fees (unless part of a capacity building request)
- Financial deficits or debt reduction
- Fundraising events
- Grants or Scholarships to individuals
- Insurance, including general liability, professional liability, etc.
- Legal fees
- Lobbying on behalf of political candidates