King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Request for applications to receive funding for rural community-based organizations that specialize in increasing access and utilization of behavioral health services in rural and unincorporated communities in King County are due on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

The funding will allow rural community based organizations to continue the work of the Department of Community and Human Service’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Division.

Eligible community service areas that can request funding include Bear Creek and Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley and Northeast King County, Four Creeks and Tiger Mountain, Great Maple Valley and Cedar River, Southeast King County, and Vashon and Maury Islands.

Adjoining cities and towns are also eligible to request funding, but they must serve rural areas within neighboring community service areas. These areas include Skykomish, Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Covington, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, and Enumclaw.

Healthcare and behavioral health organization, social service providers, community coalitions for profit and not-for-profit, Indian tribal governments and Indian tribal organizations, schools, and public agencies are all eligible to receive funding.

Organizations seeking funding must have a:

  • Demonstrated history of partnering with other orgs in providing services and community supports to underserved groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with communities most impacted by behavioral health and or institutional and systematic racism.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally responsive and trauma informed services to individuals who identify as low income, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, or holds identities from other marginalized groups.

Click here to learn more or to apply.




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