Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health: Systems Enabler & Surge Capacity Grants
Slots: 1 slot total per organization. This slot can be used for either Surge Capacity or Systems Enabler grants
Internal Deadline: Monday, 5pm, November 9th.
External Deadline: Systems Enabler: November 16, 2020
Surge Capacity: December 4th, 2020
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Systems Enabler: 10, up to $500,000 each
Surge Capacity: 50, each ranging from $10,000 to $100,000
Anticipated Amount: Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all funds are disbursed.
Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission (top option in list) through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://research.usc.edu/usc-grants/.
Materials to submit include:
(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI:
Systems Enabler: Eligible programs will:
- Have an innovative solution which can make a scalable impact within the next 12 months,
- Have been in existence with demonstratable metrics and outcomes for at least 6 months, and
- Advance achievement in one of our key focus areas with a tactic that may include, but is not limited to, software-based, specific policy change, a communications campaign or other novel, scalable solution.
- Non-profit, outpatient clinics which offer in-person or virtual mental health,
- Community-based organizations or community centers providing mental and emotional support,
- Digital health services,
- After school programs and school-based mental health services,
- Mobile crisis programs.
Purpose: The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund that provides timely resources to organizations that focus on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+ in the United States—populations that face urgent needs during the pandemic but too often lack access to the care they need.
Provide resources to organizations to surface innovative approaches for adolescent mental health services that make more resilient systems to enable access to care.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.