On Thursday, July 21, the City of Baltimore issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for community organizations in Baltimore to receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide training in trauma-informed care for residents, municipal agencies and other organizations.
The City is offering $510,000 in repayable grants over a two-year period through the Mayor’s Office for Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE). The City of Baltimore regularly offers trauma-informed care training as part of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act. The current training cycle is expected to start in early 2023.
MONSE Director Shantay Jackson discussed the purpose of the training in a Press release:
“MONSE is proud to partner with Healing City Baltimore and the Trauma Informed Care Task Force to promote healing and train residents in best practices for relationship building, de-escalation, conflict mediation and unpacking trauma” , said director Jackson. “We will continue to be a resource for our community organizations as they help us carry out this crucial work for our city.”
As mentioned above, the candidate’s eligibility depends on the following qualifications:
- The organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity and not a private foundation under 509(a)(1), (2), (3) or (4) or has a relationship with a sponsor tax that meets this definition.
- The lead applicant has a physical office within the city limits of Baltimore.
- The organization has evidence of substantial experience in providing training and technical assistance to community members with a particular focus on trauma resolution and healing.
During the MACo 2022 Summer Conference session “Health and Technology: The Future of Healthcare,” state officials will discuss the MD THINK platform and its ability to improve service delivery to Marylanders in need, including those with trauma and substance use disorders.