UpNorth Live: Mental health mini-grants available

by Melissa Smithhttp://www.upnorthlive.coms/story.aspx?list=~\home\lists\search&id=574980

People recovering from a mental illness in some northern Michigan communities can now apply for grants.

That’s because Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is now offering mini-grants.  The plan is to help transform the public mental health system to one based on recovery principles by strengthening consumer choice and enhancing personal recovery.

Funding for this initiative comes from a “Culture Change To Embrace Recovery” block grant through the Michigan Department of Community Health.

NLCMHA is looking to fund up to 10 grants at a maximum of $2,000 each, up to a total of $10,000.

Any person who is recovering from a mental illness who lives in the NLCMHA six-county service area of Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon or Wexford Counties is eligible to apply.  The projects and activities funded through the mini-grant program must benefit people 18 years and older with the six counties.

The application packet is available here.

The submission deadline March 15th, 2011.  Successful applicants will be notified on April 1, 2011.