Oakland County, Michigan/COVID-19/Grants/Oakland Together Mental Health and Wellbeing Non-profit Grant Program

Oakland Together Mental Health and Wellbeing Non-profit Grant Program

As a result of the increased demand for mental/behavioral services stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have allocated $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to establish the Oakland Together Mental Health and Wellbeing Non-profit Grant Program. This program will offer grants to Oakland County non-profit organizations delivering mental/behavioral health services and associated support services with a goal of increasing the capacity of these organizations to meet this growing demand for services.

Through this fund, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have made $10,000,000 available to nonprofits in the mental health and behavioral health sectors, serving residents of Oakland County through a competitive grant award process administered by United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Please submit questions to: OaklandTogether@UnitedWaySEM.org

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 Recipients

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in good standing with both the State of Michigan and the Internal Revenue Service.
  • The applicant must be based in Oakland County or providing service to Oakland County residents. Services supported through this grant may only be offered to Oakland County residents.
  • The applicant must be a provider of evidence-based mental and/or behavioral health services and those services, where applicable, must be delivered by professionals in good standing and licensed by the State of Michigan.
  • Service types include but may not be limited to:
    • Mental health treatment for adults and children, substance misuse treatment, other behavioral health services, hotlines or warm lines, crisis intervention, overdose prevention

Types of awards and funding ranges

Award Type 1: Operational Grant

Funding Range: $50,000 to $100,000

Award Description: Operational grants from $50,000 and up to $100,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to maintain or enhance mental and/or behavioral health services because of increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award Type 2: Expansion Grant

Funding Range: $100,001 to $250,000

Award Description: Expansion grants from $100,001 and up to $250,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to expand or implement new mental and/or behavioral health services because of increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award Type 3: Community Grant

Funding Range: $250,001 to $500,000

Award Description: Community grants of $250,001 and up to $500,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to maintain or enhance mental and/or behavioral health services and/or implement new services because of increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To be considered, organizations applying for this award type must have an annual operating budget of at least $4,000,000, recorded in the most recently approved organizational budget.

Organizations applying for this award type must also have a large service footprint that reaches clients throughout Oakland County and will be asked to provide plans to demonstrate the ability to deploy the larger amount of funds requested within the spending period, ended October 31, 2022.

How to Apply

United Way for Southeastern Michigan accepts grant applications through their grants management system, SurveyMonkey Apply. Organizations must register as a user of the system prior to applying for these grant opportunities.

If you are new to Survey Monkey Apply and wish to apply for grants with United Way, please follow the steps below using the links and resources provided.

  1. Click here to register your organization.
  2. Using your new login, you must pre-register for grant opportunities by completing the Organization + Financial Information application. This and other opportunities can also be found under “Programs” at the top of your welcome screen.

If you require additional assistance with SurveyMonkey Apply, please email: sma@UnitedWaySEM.org.