Apply for the 2016 Community Innovation Awards

Now in its third 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 2016 Community Innovation Award winners will receive a $10,000 award.

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.

  • Complete the full application, then submit via email to no later than July 22, 2016. Or, feel free to print, fill out and mail your application to Nick Przybyciel at Four Parkway North, Deerfield, IL, 60015.

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 Nick Przybyciel at