St. Louis County seeking proposals to address mental health, youth substance abuse and food insecurity

When a community health assessment was done for the county in 2019, it identified mental health, youth substance abuse, and food insecurity as three priority areas of focus.

This is why St. Louis County Public Health is seeking proposals from community-based organizations within the county to help address the issues. They are doing this by offering funding support of $20,000 to $100,000 for projects or initiatives that directly address those health priorities.

The county is asking for projects to be innovative and prevention-focused. Projects must also be within St. Louis County and serve residents within St. Louis County, and take place between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.

“So much of our focus has shifted to the pandemic these last few months, but we can’t forget there are still many other community health priorities,” said Public Health Division Director Amy Westbrook. “Much of the work we do is in partnership with organizations and agencies across the county, and this is another example of how we can work together to promote healthy communities in St. Louis County.”

Full details on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 30.

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