ARPA Youth Grants

The Youth Mental Health grant will support nonprofit organizations that provide mental health support for youth outside of schools and focus on youth that are currently enrolled at Title 1-eligible schools, are disengaged from school, are justice involved or have cultural or language barriers to service. These populations have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in access to behavioral health care.  We consider youth up to age 21.

To be eligible to apply organizations:

Priority will be given to organizations:

There will be $750,000 available in grants.  Grant amounts will be determined by an organization’s increased costs and/or decreased funding during the pandemic years (2020-2023) and will be calculated in partnership with CFSC staff.  Grants will average around $50,000 and are a one-time donation.  Grant funds can be used for expenses such as, but not limited to, payroll and benefits costs, mortgage, rent, utilities and other operating costs. We anticipate awarding between 10-15 grants.

The grant committee is comprised of youth, community members with lived experiences and CFSC staff.

After the granting process, support to nonprofits will be provided through technical assistance and capacity building for a cohort of organizations and building of a broader network that focuses on youth mental health.

Review  Eligibility Questions for Youth Mental Health Grants   and  ARPA Contract Draft for Youth Mental Health

Review Application Youth Mental Health Grant Please note, only the application will be accepted. No letters of recommendation, attachments, budgets, etc. will be accepted.

Sign up for Technical Workshops:

Please note, these workshops are not recorded.  

Tuesday, July 23, 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 2:00-3:00pm

Friday, July 26, 10:00am-11:00am

Saturday, July 27, 11:00am-12:00pm

Still have questions?  Contact Angelique Leone at