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$1 million in grant funding available for adult and adolescent mental health, substance abuse programs

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The Kaua‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Life’s Choices program is accepting proposals for Adult and Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community Program Grants for Fiscal Year 2023-24 starting today.

There is a total of $1,000,000 in grant funding available. Applications will only be accepted through the Amplifund Grants contract management system online. To apply, click here.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to offer grants to community programs that address mental health and substance abuse problems on Kaua‘i,” said prosecuting attorney Rebecca Like. “We are excited to be a part of a longer-term solution to substance use disorder in our community.”

All applications must be submitted on or before 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. Applications are not being accepted through the mail, email, fax or in person. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

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Eligible proposals include community programs that provide clinical mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and services. Eligible programs will expand and improve accessibility to clinical treatment services for adolescents and/or adults, provide certified substance abuse counseling.

The Request for Proposals is viewable on the Life’s Choices website here.

Applications will be notified of funding during the week of Oct. 16. Project funding will be Nov. 1, 2023, through Oct. 31, 2024.

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Notification of the prosecuting attorney’s office approval and recommendation for funding will be made the week of October 16, 2023.

For auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Michael Miranda at 808-241-4925 or [email protected] no later than Sept. 20.

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