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Organization: Dept of Health Services (DHS)
Publish Dates: 7/26/2023 through 8/17/2023
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Wisconsin LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Acceptance Project
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Wisconsin LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Acceptance Project
Application Due Date: August 17, 2023, 11 a.m.
Anticipated Annual Award Amount: up to $30,000 annually with 75% matching funds required
Anticipated Project Dates: October 1, 2023–September 30, 2025
Question and Answer Session: August 15, 2023 at 2 p.m. via Zoom
Notification: Applicants will be notified by email of the funding decision for their application no later than September 7, 2023.
Application: Included at the end of this document.

Our team strives to create accessibility and accommodations for all grant candidates. Please contact Maggie Smith, Adolescent Health Coordinator, at, with any requests for accommodations, translation, technical assistance, or general inquiries about this opportunity.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) announces the availability of funds through Wisconsin’s Title V Maternal and Child Health grant to support projects that improve mental health, well-being, and resilience in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) Wisconsin youth.
Wisconsin Title V program priorities include:
• Advance equity and racial justice.
• Cultivate supportive social connections and community environments.
• Foster positive mental health and associated factors.
Nationwide and in Wisconsin, LGBTQIA2S+ youth report fewer supports and more challenges related to mental health. The 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among surveyed Wisconsin students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender:
• 47.6% have seriously considered suicide
• Just 17.8% report mostly or always receiving the help they need when in emotional distress
• 3.6 times more likely to experience sexual assault than heterosexual students
• 80% reported anxiety, 65% reported depression, 56% reported self-harm
This funding opportunity will support projects that advance program priorities and improve mental health, well-being, and resilience in LGBTIQ+ Wisconsin adolescents. Projects may include but are not limited to:
• Education and training that increases supportive adults and family acceptance for LGBTQIA2S+ youth
• Family-oriented services to help diverse families support their LGBTQIA2S+ youth
• Suicide prevention efforts for LGBTQIA2S+ youth
• Efforts to improve the mental health and well-being of LGBTQIA2S+ youth who are involved in the justice system, foster care system, runaway or homeless youth, or youth who are victims of trafficking
Projects should use a Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework and emphasize intersectional approaches to working with young people and their families. Project led by youth are encouraged to apply!
Funding Availability
Grant funding is dependent upon the availability of funds to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Title V Maternal and Child Health Grant. Applicants will be awarded based on available funding, capacity, and ability to meet application criteria. This project begins October 1, 2023 and ends September 30, 2025. Each contract will have a duration of one year with the possibility of annual renewal for the duration of the project period, contingent on funding availability and performance. Should additional funding become available, award amounts may be altered. All funded agencies will be required to provide a 75 percent local match contribution, or 75 cents of non-federal dollars for every $1 given through this grant opportunity.

Eligibility Information
Organizations that apply for funding must be based in Wisconsin and include governmental entities, such as county, city, schools and school districts, universities, local health or human services departments, other public entities, or 501(c)(3) organizations including but not limited to community-based organizations and faith-based organizations. An applicant may apply to serve more than one community within the same application. All applicants must have or obtain a Universal Entity ID (UEI) from and must not be disbarred, suspended, or ineligible. Eligible organizations may not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or national origin in their staffing policies, use of volunteers, or provision of services. All interested agencies are encouraged to apply.

Application Directions
Form is included in the attached document and should be submitted to Maggie Smith via email at no later than 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2023.
Related Links:
2023 LGBTQIA2S+ Youth Acceptance Project
Revision History:
7/19/2023 6:57:02 AM Jesenia Rivera Attachment added.
7/19/2023 2:23:40 PM Jesenia Rivera Title updated.
* 7/26/2023 1:45:19 PM Jesenia Rivera edited text
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