Local non-profit organizations can now apply for Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) mini grants of $5,000-$25,000 to support evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as trauma-informed behavioral health services. The application is open as of January 29, 2024, and will close on February 20, 2024, at 5 p.m.
The request for proposals (RFP) is available online at flintrecast.org/our-efforts/mini-grant-program and https://bit.ly/3ubS5b3. Applications must be submitted online at https://bit.ly/2024MiniGrantApp.
Approximately 15 grants will be awarded. The grant program implementation period is Apr. 1-Sept. 30, 2024. For more information, email [email protected] or call 810-232-2228.
An information session for prospective applicants will be held Friday, February 9, 2024, at 11 a.m. The information session is free and open to the community. Participants must register in advance to attend at https://bit.ly/2024ReCAST. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.
Program proposals must align with one of two Flint ReCAST goals: (1) increase capacity and implementation of evidence- and community-based youth engagement programs through community partnerships to promote positive youth development, or (2) increase the capacity of trauma-informed practices and strengthen the integration of behavioral health services to improve equitable access.
Grants awards will be decided based on a scoring rubric and a community voting component that helps ensure program decisions are informed by the people they will serve. More information about the community voting process is forthcoming.
Flint ReCAST aims to assist at-risk youth and families by supporting the recovery and rebuilding of Flint’s vibrant community. The Flint ReCAST mini-grant program is a yearly opportunity for community-based organizations to implement programs designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by assisting at-risk youth and families.
Flint ReCAST is a program of the City of Flint, made possible through a grant awarded to the City by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. City of Flint Chief Resilience Officer Shelly Sparks-Green serves as the Program Director and Greater Flint Health Coalition serves as the program implementation partner.