Community Mini-Grants RFP OPEN NOW!

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is pleased to announce its FY 23 Mini-grant funding opportunity.

Mini-grants are an important strategy in MHRSB efforts to encourage activities throughout Lucas County that promote positive mental health and prevent substance abuse.

The Board is seeking to provide funding up to $5,000 per project to grassroots organizations in Lucas County that will provide programs and/or services that are aligned with MHRSB’s mission and goals.

Services can include programming that offers skills, strengths, resources, supports, or coping strategies to support mental wellness.

Interested grassroots organizations that provide services to the population that MHRSB serves are encouraged to apply.

Programming and services funded must impact identified consumer or at-risk populations within Lucas County.

For more information and to fill out the online application, please visit:

Community Mini-Grant RFP – MHRSB of Lucas County (

Community Survey for Strategic Planning

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is undergoing our 2023-2026 Strategic Planning process.
Please take our survey to help us understand your perspective on the board’s current opportunities and challenges.
The themes that emerge from this survey will be explored in more detail during a Community Summit held on December 14, 2023.
If you’d like to attend the summit, please provide your email address in the survey so that we may provide you with the details.
Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Latinx Bilingual/Bicultural Behavioral Health Navigator & Community/School-Based Prevention RFP

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County invites proposals from qualified organizations with expertise in performing Latinx bilingual/bicultural Behavioral Health Navigator and Community/School-Based Prevention services. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals for navigation, community/school-based prevention services, or both. A maximum amount of $750,000 is available from February 6, 2023, through June 30, 2024. At its discretion, the MHRSB may fund multiple organizations through this proposal process.

Submitting Questions: 

All questions should be submitted to by November 14, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET. Responses will be posted to the MHRSB’s Public Notice website (here). It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the MHRSB website for updates. *You may not directly contact other MHRSB Staff members with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting other Staff directly with questions could result in the disqualification of a proposal.

Notification of Awards:

Notification of the awards will be made no later than January 20, 2023, with an expectation that a contract will be executed before February 6, 2023.

Proposals Due:

Proposals are to be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. ET on December 9th,  2022.

Click HERE for details regarding the project deliverables and submission criteria are located on the LatinX Bilingual/Bicultural BH Navigator & Community/Prevention RFP – Google Drive


Updated 11/9/2022

Q1. Is it a requirement that Staff hired to implement this project (ie: carry out the day-to-day duties to meet program objectves) be bilingual/speak Spanish?

A1. The RFP requests that applicants “detail the approach that will be taken to ensure that programs will be delivered in a bicultural manner, highlighting specifically how bilingual access will be achieved.”

Q2. When identifying how many individuals we plan to serve, should we only include those who identify as LatinX? For example, if a staff were to provide an EBP prevention to a classroom of 30 total students and 4 of them were LatinX, should estimate 4 or 30 clients served?

Q2. The RFP requests that applicants “describe in detail your understanding of the target populations—including age, gender, race and ethnicity, income levels, and geographic areas…”

Updated 11/15/2022

Q3. With regard to the need to submit proof of OhioMHAS prevention certification or documentation of exemption, Is the Ohio MHAS certification required for eligibility for grant funding, if we only provide the Behavioral Health Navigator program?

A3. Yes, eligible applicants are those organizations that have a principal office located within Lucas County, Ohio, are incorporated as a nonprofit in Ohio, have a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, are certified to perform prevention services by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, (or meet one of the OhioMHAS prevention certification exemptions) at the time of proposal submission and are in compliance with all local, state and federal laws.

Q4. I am reviewing the Latinx bilingual/Bicultural behavioral health Navigator & Community/school based prevention grant and was wondering if these were two separate grant opportunities? Is it required that services be offered in English and Spanish if we have a community and school based prevention program?

A4. The RFP requests that applicants “detail the approach that will be taken to ensure that programs will be delivered in a bicultural manner, highlighting specifically how bilingual access will be achieved.”

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Our Mission is to cultivate a high-quality network of resources that inspires personal recovery and promotes mental wellness for Lucas County residents.