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Request for Applications: Refugee Mental Health Initiative

Cypress Resilience Project and Sehat Initiative - both programs at Public Health Institute - are pleased to announce the opening of a Request for Applications for the Ukraine Humanitarian Parolees, Refugee Mental Health Initiative.

 

$652,000 to be awarded 

12/1/2023 - 9/30/2025

Informational Webinar

Tuesday, 11/7

9:30am-10:30am (PST)

Webinar Recording

 

In partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Office of Refugee Health (ORH) the project seeks applications from agencies with experience and expertise serving ORR eligible Ukraine refugee communities within California, with an emphasis in areas with a high influx of Ukraine refugees, who can provide virtual and/or in-person non-clinical emotional and mental health support, and/or culturally and linguistically appropriate clinical counseling with a licensed provider.  

As a program of Public Health Institute, Cypress is honored to partner with Sehat Initiative to lead this project. We look forward to serving organizations who directly support the mental health needs of eligible refugee communities within California.   

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include nonprofit private or public organizations, including local and/or regional community-based organizations, with demonstrated experience in providing culturally and linguistically proficient counseling and services with a trauma informed approach to refugee populations within California, with an emphasis in areas with a high influx of Ukraine refugees.  For-profit licensed provider organizations are eligible to apply; however budgets may not include profit. Community-based organizations with a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply.

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all of the following:

  • Demonstrate an existing infrastructure to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate nonclinical emotional and mental health support counseling services and/or clinical counseling.

  • Already provide culturally and linguistically appropriate non-clinical emotional and mental health counseling services and/or clinical counseling,

  • Demonstrate current provision of culturally and linguistically congruent services for refugee communities, specifically including ORR eligible Ukraine refugees.

Deadlines & Other Details

  • Applications must be submitted by email to refugeehealth@phi.org by 5:00 pm (PST), 11/20/2023. 

  • Refer to Application and Submission Information in the RFA for application submission format details

  • It should be noted that grantees must be able to implement their program immediately upon the fully executed agreement. 

Informational Webinar

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

9:30am - 10:30am (PST)

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slidedeck

Additional Questions?

Please direct all inquiries to:

To help expedite the response time, please be as specific as possible when submitting your question.

** FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT **

FOR CALIFORNIA ONLY

Applications for the Ukraine Humanitarian Parolees, Refugee Mental Health Initiative
(UHP-RMHI) are due by 5:00 
pm PST on Monday, November 20, 2023.

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