TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Tower Mental Health Foundation announced on June 11 that they are soliciting grant applications for projects and activities that support mental health services in Kansas.
Grants totaling approximately $70,000 will be awarded by the Foundation. Applications are available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/tower. Completed applications must be received by August 1, 2018.
The focus criteria for this year’s grants include projects that have an innovative approach to recognizing and intervening for at-risk pre-Kindergarten children, particularly those traumatized and not socialized; programs that will help build resiliency through peer training on coping skills for school-age youth in suicide prevention, including incorporating social media platforms. Projects that include a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach will be prioritized.
The Tower Mental Health Foundation of Kansas was created as a result of an agreement between the attorney general’s office and the Menninger Foundation in 2007. It offers support to organizations that provide mental health services in Kansas. The attorney general is the sole member of the Foundation, which is staffed by the office of the attorney general. The Foundation’s board of directors is composed of nine Kansans with a keen interest in mental health issues. Dr. Walter Menninger serves as the Board’s president.
More information is available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/tower, or by calling (785) 296-2215.