Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health

The Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health is a multi-year grant program that will provide a year of funding for an initial planning year (with funding available up to $100,000 per organization) followed by implementation over years two and three (with funding available up to $150,000 yearly). 

Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health will fund community-based organizations to improve access to community-based mental health services for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health distress and practical problems of daily living.  Under this program, staff members of community-based organizations will be equipped to deliver mental health support in the community by teaching basic concepts and skills that enable individuals to address and deal with issues of immediate concern to them. This grant program will utilize a community-based low-intensity psychological intervention known as Problem Management Plus (PM+). The intervention was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to address mental health treatment gaps in low- and middle-income countries.

In addition to grant funding, the program will provide training, technical assistance, coaching, implementation, and evaluation support to organizations that are interested in developing and implementing Problem Management Plus (PM+) services within their organizations.


Detailed grant guidelines – including eligibility criteria – and FAQs can be accessed by downloading them from the Supporting Documents section of this page.

A webinar about the program was held July 14, 2022.  To watch a recording of the webinar, visit this link.