Purpose

The Mental Health and Wellness Grant Program is designed to support initiatives that promote the mental health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Brockport. Up to $50,000 in grant funding is available for one-time programming money for initiatives that focus on mental health, suicide prevention, and intentionally aid in reducing the stigma around mental health issues.

Grant proposals will be accepted from SUNY Brockport students, faculty, or staff, as individuals or as teams, and at least one of the participants is required to have faculty or staff status. Collaborative proposals are encouraged, including proposals that indicate partnerships between academic departments and other units on campus. Individual grants will be awarded for up to $2500 which must be expended during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Proposals with a focus on decreasing stress and anxiety; promoting healthy coping skills; combating stigma of help-seeking and/or mental health disorders; increasing awareness of campus resources; or underrepresented population are highly encouraged.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

  • Positive impact on women, minorities, and under-represented groups through programmatic, curricular, and scholarly
  • initiatives;
  • Demonstrated effect on Mental Health, through Increasing knowledge and awareness of mental illness;
  • Integration into current programs or create new directions in existing programs
  • Evidence of collaboration across units, student groups and/depts
    Plan for evaluation and assessment of proposal’s impact as documented in the proposal.

Examples of initiatives eligible for funding might include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Speaker(s) or events related to mental health
  • Mental health-related training and professional development for faculty and staff
  • Film screening
  • Panel Presentations
  • Stress management events
  • Physical activity events such as Campus Walk/Run for mental health awareness
  • Mental health related national awareness events (Mental Illness Awareness Week,
  • National Depression Screening Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day, International Stress Awareness Day, etc.)
  • Mental Health Awareness Fair
  • Mental health related book club readings
  • Mental health related products or campaigns (for example, How to Help a Friend campaign)

EagleCares mental health & wellness mini-grant committee will review grant proposals and determine awarding of grants.

Fall applications are due by: February 10, 2023, March 3, 2023, and April 7, 2023.

Please submit your application via MachForms.

Award Amounts: Proposed budgets cannot exceed $2,500. Applicants should be aware that final funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Questions? Please contact: Lorraine Acker, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.