Seed Grant opportunity to create or expand your mental health ministries!

To our innovative and amazing school leaders who are working so hard to strengthen your own mental health mechanisms in your school, parish or region….please consider!  Please share with your SEL school counselors or memebrs of your leadership team! This grant is very flexible and could be a great resource for you! The pandemic has shown us SO much about the need of ministering to our brothers and sisters who are struggling right now. If Ican be of support, please let me know.  Thank you for considering!

Blessings, Sandy Barton Smith


During this time of COVID-19, the need for mental health ministries in the Church has become acutely apparent. That’s why the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers (ACMHM) is especially glad to announce the availability of the 2022 round of seed grants to create or expand mental health ministries within parishes, schools, deaneries, or dioceses. Over the past three years, the ACMHM has provided more than $500,000 in funding for ministries across the country.

The awards begin at $5,000. Larger grants will be given if the proposal demonstrates a compelling purpose and sustainable programming. Only those who submit a letter of interest will be considered for a 2022 grant. Letters of interest are due October 29, 2021, and grants will be awarded by December 31, 2021. Please click here for more information on the grant application process and guidelines.

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Yours in Ministry,

Deacon Ed Shoener, PRESIDENT
Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers