TTCF’s 2015 mental health grant cycle under way |

TTCF’s 2015 mental health grant cycle under way

Special to the Sun

Over the past few years, the Placer County Department of Health and Human Services allocates funds through the Mental Health Services Act to support county mental health programs.

The MHSA and its funding address a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service and infrastructure needs.

In the past three years, Placer County allocated a part of these funds to the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Mental Health Innovations Grant Cycles.

This year, funds will be distributed specifically to programs focused on Prevention and Early Intervention( PEI).

TTCF is happy to be contracted once again by the Placer County Department of Health and Human Services to administer a competitive grants program, and to award up to $20,000 (with a possibility of subsequent grant extension) to qualified organizations.

Organizations that may apply for the grant cycle include:

501(c)(3 nonprofits that can demonstrate they operate a social service program or activity that is open to the public.

Government and education entities.

Because both the application process (which can be accessed online through and enhanced evaluation requirements will be rigorous, a mandatory technical assistance workshop is required of all applicants.

The workshop is designed to clarify the new funding criteria and to expedite the application process for all interested and qualifying organizations.

Organizations interested in applying should note the following dates:

January 5-16: Registration period for technical assistance workshop.

January 21: Technical assistance workshop at the TTCF Board Room, 8-9:30 a.m., 11071 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (attendance is mandatory for all applicants).

Feb. 27: Applications Due, 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Phyllis McConn with TTCf at or 530-587-1776 ex 108.

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