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Community Partnership Grants

Population Health - Community Partnership Grant Program

Behavioral Health Initiative

For more than 20 years, Cottage Health has been providing grants to community-based organizations, totaling more than $10 million in funding to improve the health of our community.

The Community Partnership Grants program is committed to funding efforts that will address community needs through evidence-based interventions.

The 2017-2018 Community Partnership Grants have an initiative-level focus on behavioral health. Designed to lead toward a collective impact approach, the initiative seeks to support deeper collaboration among community organizations and create alignment of efforts toward addressing shared goals and outcomes.

Behavioral health was identified as a top priority area based on Cottage Health’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and Listening Tour.

Additionally, Cottage Health conducted an environmental scan of Santa Barbara County’s health and health-related nonprofits that revealed opportunities to support organizations in increasing access and addressing barriers to utilizing behavioral health services, which include mental health and substance abuse.

2017-2018 Behavioral Health Initiative Grant Recipients and Programs

  • Center for Successful Aging - CareLine Telephone Reassurance Program
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation - Santa Barbara Resiliency Project
  • Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine - Behavioral Health Services for Unsheltered Populations
  • Family Service Agency - School-Based Mental Health (Expanded)
  • Mental Wellness Center - Youth Mental Wellness Coalition
  • Pacific Pride Foundation - Counseling for LGBTQ+/HIV Communities
  • Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation - Westside Health Collaborative
  • Santa Barbara County Education Office - Welcome Every Baby
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People - Santa Ynez Valley Aging Adult Behavioral Wellness Program

The 2017-2018 Community Partnership Grants Behavioral Health Initiative supports the expansion and enhancement of existing behavioral health programs or services through integration of these programs or services into new settings, such as schools, primary care, etc.

As part of the initiative-level approach, grantees partner with one or more community organizations for their program or service. Grantees also receive evaluation support through workshops, peer-learning, and one-on-one technical assistance, all of which is intended to foster collaboration and alignment of goals and outcomes.

Additional Resources

Video: Community Partnership Grants Workshop: RFP Overview

Video: Community Partnership Grants Workshop: Evaluation and Collaboration Presentation

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