MCRSP has been awarded $30,000 annually from the Missouri Department of Mental Health to assist community organizations in raising awareness about substance use disorder through local events. Grants of up to $1,500 each are available to organizations that are holding community events to raise awareness, break the stigma, and connect people to local resources.

Raise Awareness
Break the Stigma
Connect Individuals to Resources

  1. The following documents must be submited to MCRSP at least 30 days prior to the date of the event:
    • Mini-Grant Application
    • Current IRS W-9 Form
    • A Flyer of the event
  2. Only organizations that are members of MCRSP are eligible for the grant. Each grant award is limited to $1,500. An organization may apply for multiple grants as long as the events are distinct and separate.
  3. Fundraising events, events exclusively targeting participants within a program, or events aimed at promoting a single program are ineligible for fundraising. Only events that are open to the public with free admission and feature a variety of vendors as resources are eligible. Possible vendors should ideally include Narcan distribution, local health care providers, treatment and recovery service providers, and other public agencies. Conferences, trainings and purely online events are not eligible.
  4. We strongly encourage organizers to invite local elected public officials and media to the events.
  5. MCRSP should be listed as an event sponsor. The MCRSP logo is available upon request.
  6. The event should be broadly marketed, including the use of social media, radio public service announcements, flyers at local churches and businesses, etc.
  7. At the conclusion of the event, you must submit a summary of the event, giving a brief description and the number of attendees. Photos of the event should also be submitted.