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The Communities in Action: Mental & Behavioral Health Grant (CIA-MBH) is a collaborative funding opportunity that brings together funders from across New Mexico to pool resources and make at least one high impact grant of $25,000. This grant is a collaborative investment from funders in various sectors and we encourage organizations to demonstrate similar collaborative thinking when submitting applications. 


  • The CIA-MBH grant is focused on supporting mental and behavioral health programs that serve individuals and communities in Central New Mexico: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and/or Torrance counties.

  • Applicants can only submit one proposal.

  • A complete list of FAQs can be found here.


  • Access to mental/behavioral health services and community supports

  • Public and education awareness

  • Employment and workforce pipeline

  • Intergenerational services


  • October 24: RFP Opens

  • October 30: Informational Webinar (505-241-2671; Conference ID: 465127#)

  • November 15: RFP closes @5pm MT

  • November 16-26: Grant team reviews proposals

  • November 27: Grant review panel convenes; finalists determined & notified

  • November 30: Presentations from finalists (8:30am-10:00am)

  • Early December: Awardee announced