Grant Money Provides Mental Health Support To First Responders In Arizona

Arizona organizations that provide mental health support to first responders can apply for grants of up to $100,000, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.

The Attorney General’s office is offering $400,000 in grant opportunities for nonprofit and faith-based groups that provide mental health programming and support services to public safety personnel experiencing job-related stress and mental trauma.

“As we’ve recently seen in the news, first responders are often exposed to horrific and traumatic incidents,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28 from groups that provide case management services or traditional and/or alternative treatment and support programs.

“Often the hardest part of addressing a problem is asking for help,” Brnovich said. “Our firefighters and police officers give so much to us when we need help. The least we can do is help them in their time of need.”

The grants are funded from the $37.1 million Arizona received as part of a $575 million nationwide settlement with Wells Fargo over consumer law violations by the bank.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is also offering $300,000 from the settlement in grants up to $75,000 each for groups that provide support services to victims of human and sex trafficking.

Click here to apply for a grant.

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