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VI Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2021

Center: SM

Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: ST. THOMAS
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM084512-01
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $122,561
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

There is a great need for increased mental health awareness training among individuals who interact and come into contact with persons who may be experiencing or exhibiting symptoms of a mental disorder. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. - 51.5 million or 20.6 percent- of adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness in any given year that substantially interferes or limits one or more life activities. The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Mental Health Awareness Training Program identifies that there is a large audience of individuals in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for which mental health awareness training will be beneficial and as such, the projects overall goals are to (1) conduct a Community Needs Assessment to gather accurate and baseline information representative of the mental health needs of the UVI community and wider USVI community; (2) increase the capacity of the individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA); (3) increase the capacity of individuals training in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program; and (4) increase the capacity of individuals training in Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) course. UVI's Mental Health Awareness Training Program will establish linkages with training recipients and Licensed Mental Health Providers to refer individuals with the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness (SMI) and/ or serious emotions disturbances (SED) to appropriate services. With over 50 years of providing direct services to the Virgin Islands community, UVI has strong and longstanding partners who are committed to addressing the gaps in services, structural barriers to seeking mental health services, and social determinants of health which impact the USVI. Within the grant cycler, the training program will train 1,475 unduplicated individuals on how to appropriately and safely respond to persons with mental disorders. UVI's Mental Health Awareness Training Program will remain committed to expanding resources and strengthening partnerships in our catchment area - the US Virgin Islands.


Grantee: VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Program: Emergency Disaster Relief
City: CHRISTIANSTED
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 1 H07 SM083938-01
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $929,116
Project Period: 2021/02/08 - 2021/11/07

Grantee: VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Program: INDIGENOUS - PROJECT LAUNCH
City: CHRISTIANSTED
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM080176-04
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $550,000
Project Period: 2018/09/30 - 2023/09/29

Center: SP

Grantee: VILLAGE VIRGIN ISLANDS PARTNERS IN RECOVERY, INC.
Program: PREVENTION NAVIGATOR
City: Christiansted
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SP080245-05
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $200,000
Project Period: 2017/09/30 - 2022/09/29

Center: TI

Grantee: VILLAGE VIRGIN ISLANDS PARTNERS IN RECOVERY, INC.
Program: Youth and Family TREE
City: CHRISTIANSTED
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 TI083552-01
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $545,000
Project Period: 2021/08/31 - 2026/08/30

The Village Virgin Island Partners in Recovery, Inc., (The Village) Adolescents in Recovery and Community Connections (ARCC) program purpose is to provide early intervention, recovery support services, and comprehensive SUD/COD outpatient treatment to traditionally under-served, primarily minority youth and their families/primary caregivers on the US Virgin Islands. Substance use is accelerating in USVI. Fentanyl-involved overdose deaths have steadily increased; Fentanyl deaths ballooned nearly 900% between 2016 and 2017: from 12 to 106. This project will increase access to care by providing culturally competent and youth-centered evidence-based SUD/COD treatment and enhance the social and behavioral health functioning of primarily minority youth (12-25) and their families. This will be accomplished by offering the required activities, including evidence-based (EBP) outpatient treatment, wraparound services, and case managed community-based support services. This will include expansion of the existing continuum of care to include outpatient services and wraparound care which will provide the youth and family with everything they need to be successful.


Grantee: VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Program: State Opioid Response Grants
City: CHRISTIANSTED
State: VI
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 TI083309-02
Congressional District: 98
FY 2021 Funding: $250,000
Project Period: 2020/09/30 - 2022/09/29

VI State Opioid Response Grants