ReCAST Minneapolis to award nearly $500K to projects responding to trauma


The Resilience in Communities After Stress & Trauma (ReCAST) Minneapolis program is now accepting applications for its Resilience 365 series.

Nearly $500K in grant monies have been earmarked to fund community-based projects dealing with trauma. Funded through a multi-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), ReCAST will provide grants for up to 52 projects that respond to and increase trauma awareness, promote resiliency, or deepen resident knowledge around policy and systems change work.

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The funding levels include the Ripple Effect, providing up to $2,250 for up to 40 small group projects; the Wave Effect, which offers up to $25,000 for 10 projects that impact neighborhood blocks or groups; and the Tsunami Effect level that awards up to $75,000 for two projects.

Project examples include, but are not limited to, holding a healing circle in your place of employment or community because of recent and/or ongoing stress and trauma or after a traumatic event; hosting a listening session with youth to increase strategies that can help them be more resilient; and conducting a trauma and education awareness campaign.

Inspired in part by the shooting death of Jamar Clark, ReCAST was founded in 2017 to assist high-risk youth and families that have lived through demonstrations of mass protest in response to police-involved shootings of unarmed African American males.

Applicants must work or live in Minneapolis. The application deadline for Resilience 365 is July 18 and will be reviewed by community members on July 24. All projects must be implemented between August 1 and October 3, 2018.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Information provided by City of Minneapolis.