The Trust designates a portion of its operating budget for several types of grants. These grants are awarded to organizations that represent one or more Trust beneficiary groups and whose priorities are consistent with the Trust’s. Individuals are not eligible to receive grants.
Interested in applying for a grant?
Please review the following to determine if your program serves beneficiaries.
- Does your program serve clientele that have any of the following conditions or received treatment in the past for any of the following conditions?
- Mental illness
- Developmental disability
- Chronic alcoholism
- Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
- Traumatic head injury resulting in a permanent brain injury
- Questions to help identify if your clients’ are designated Trust beneficiaries:
- Sought long-term counseling (for more than six months) or mental health treatment from a counseling center or treatment facility?
- Been or are currently enrolled in special education or had an IEP (Individual Education Plan)?
- Have a severe and persistent history of prolonged or excessive drinking (consuming alcohol six days per week)?
- Been assessed or diagnosed as having an alcohol dependency or dysfunction?
- Have a loss of intellectual functioning (thinking, remembering, reasoning) so severe it interferes with daily life?
- Received a state developmental disability determination?
If you determine that your program does serve beneficiaries, please review each grant type for further program qualifications.
Trustees authorized $20,500,000 in grants in fiscal year 2017. These grants were provided across the state for individual beneficiaries, community-based projects and statewide efforts. The Trust is proud to partner with so many providers, nonprofits, state departments, local governments and tribal organizations to have a positive impact for beneficiaries and the providers that care for them.
Over 1,100 beneficiaries received grants in FY17 totaling $1.8 million. These grants ranged up to $2,500 each for a broad range of equipment, supplies and services to improve quality of life, increase independent functioning, dental services not covered by Medicaid, and help to attain and maintain healthy and productive lifestyles.
These grants include our partnership grants and conference/training grants. The Trust granted nearly $10 million in authority grants in fiscal year 2017.
Mental Health Trust Authority Authorized Receipt grants
These grants are designated to state agencies. The Trust granted nearly $9 million in MHTAAR grants in fiscal year 2017.