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Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health Application

The 2021 application cycle has been extended to Friday, March 5th. Applicants will be notified of decisions in late April.

Award recipients will receive an award check in the amount of $5,000, a plaque, and recognition in APA/APAF publications and websites. In addition, Award recipients will be recognized at an APAF event during the 2021 APA Annual Meeting (virtual environment).

Application Submission

To start and submit your application, please visit our Award Portal at


Mental health and wellness organizations are welcome to apply, as well as programs which:

Past award recipients are ineligible, unless applying for recognition of a new initiative, achievement, or program.

For questions or concerns, please contact Brittany Raymond at [email protected].

  • Raise awareness of mental illness in under-served minority communities, the need for early recognition, the availability of treatment and how to access it, and the cultural barriers to treatment.
  • Increase access to quality mental health services for under-served minority communities.
  • Improve the quality of care for under-served minority populations, particularly those in the public health system or with severe mental illness.
  • Have been operational for at least two (2) years.