Advocacy and Collaboration Grants

The 2020 Advocacy and Collaboration Grant cycle is now closed. New funding opportunities are made available in January of each year. Look for information on the 2021 Advocacy and Collaboration Grant applications this fall.

As part of AACAP's initiative to support local and state advocacy, regional organizations can apply for a one-year Advocacy and Collaboration Grant, awards of up to $4,000, to help support new advocacy work and improve collaboration with allied professional organizations.

This grant opportunity is intended to help Regional Organizations engage in advocacy activities to improve children's mental health care in their state or community and require collaboration with allied consumer or professional organizations. AACAP's Assembly Executive Committee reviews all applications and makes final award decisions. First-time applicants are encouraged to apply.

2020 AACAP/Assembly Advocacy and Collaboration Grant Guidelines and Application

For any questions about this grant opportunity for AACAP's regional organizations please email

Recent Grant-Funded Projects

I Was Born Perfect

Supported by an AACAP Advocacy and Collaboration Grant, and in collaboration with the New York Council on Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, The Trevor Project, and Pride for Youth, The Informal Letter is a short video about managing mental health while navigating sexual orientation in adolescence.


Promoting Refugees' Mental Health Videos

A video created to promote acceptance of refugees in schools created by 2019 Advocacy and Collaboration grant recipient, Dr. Balkozar Adam.

Watch a video promoting refugee’s mental health, translated in multiple languages, created by 2018 Advocacy and Collaboration grant recipient, Dr. Balkozar Adam.