Apply for the 2015 Community Innovation Awards
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Be the next model for change.
For the second consecutive year, Connect 4 Mental Health® (C4MH) will issue four awards to U.S.-based community programs exhibiting innovative work in the four C4MH pillars — early intervention, creative use of technology, continuity of care, and service integration (one winner in each pillar). Winners will exemplify the mission of C4MH, implementing approaches that support individuals living with serious mental illness and their families, and that also may positively impact the communities in which they live.
Each of the 2015 Community Innovation Award winners will receive a $10,000 award and access to a one-on-one mentorship program featuring exemplary community-based programs with expertise in the four C4MH pillars. Winners will also be featured on the C4MH website and highlighted in future media announcements.
Award submissions will be judged based on the program’s impact on the community, measurability/sustainability and effectiveness in building community partnerships, among other considerations. Please see a full description of the awards program and eligibility requirements here.
C4MH welcomes your application. Apply in 2 steps:
- Step 1: Complete the below form with your contact information and intent to apply. Upon submission, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your information. A C4MH representative will follow up via email with the full application.
- Step 2: Complete the full application and submit via email to [email protected] no later than July 17, 2015. Or, feel free to print, fill out and mail your application to Monica Huang at 1875 Eye Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Judging will take place later this summer, and award winners will be notified in the fall.
For any questions regarding this award or the application process, please email [email protected] or call NAMI Communications at 703-312-7893.