Mental Health

ARPA Mental Health Funding

The mental health and wellness of all Boise residents is crucial to ensure a healthy and thriving community. The $2 million American Rescue Plan funding will directly support projects that increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, outpatient therapeutic services, support groups, addressing gaps in service, expanding access to service, addiction recovery services, and suicide prevention efforts.

Non-profit organizations and local services providers are invited to submit an application for funding.

Grant Period: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024
Application deadline: August 31, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. (MDT)

  • All grant applications must be submitted through the city’s ZoomGrants site.

Questions? If you have a question regarding your application and need support or accessibility accommodations, please email us at ARPA@cityofboise.org.

Grant Information

Grant Period
October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024

Application Deadline
August 31, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. (MDT)

Submit Application
All grant applications must be submitted through the city’s ZoomGrants site.

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Eligibility Information

A. Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, including hospitals and local providers; and
  • For-profit organizations, including hospitals and local providers.

Note: Individuals and educational institutions are not eligible to apply.

B. Service Requirements

Projects must increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families.

All mental health care services provided must utilize evidence-based practices as defined by the Treasury and/or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

The Treasury defines evidence-based practices as interventions that demonstrate a strong or moderate evidence base.

  • Strong evidence can support causal conclusions for the specific program proposed with highest level of confidence through the following:
    • One or more well-designed and well-implemented experimental studies conducted on the proposed program with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes
  • Moderate evidence includes a reasonably developed evidence base that can support causal conclusions through the following:
    • One or more quasi-experimental studies with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes; or
    • Two or more nonexperimental studies with positive findings on one or more intended outcomes.
  • See link to SAMHSA’s Evidence Based Practices Resource Center.

C. Allowable Activities

Allowable project activities may include:

  • Therapeutic services, including individual, family and group therapy
  • Community support groups
  • Prevention and intervention strategies focused on the provision of culturally responsive care to diverse populations
  • Addiction recovery services
  • Mental health care services for youth and/or seniors

D. Eligible Expenses

Eligible project expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct administrative expenses (e.g., staff time, operating costs, etc.)
  • Indirect expenses (i.e., expenses not exclusively/directly tied to the project)
  • Costs associated with delivery of evidence-based mental health care services provided to low-income, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families
  • Contractual expenses and/or fees related to service delivery
  • Translation and interpretation services

E. Service Area

Projects must provide services within Boise city limits. If telehealth services are included as part of this project, the base of operations for these services must be located within the city of Boise.

Map of Boise city limits 

Projects must increase access to affordable, equitable, culturally, and linguistically appropriate mental health care services for low-income, underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families.

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