SAMHSA writes: "The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is providing financial support to [a limited number of] behavioral health consumer experts with lived experience to participate in the Alternatives 2014 Annual Conference. SAMHSA reserves the right to cancel financial support at any time. The purpose of this support is to foster the transformation of behavioral health care to focus on recovery. Please Note: To be eligible for this financial support, a completed application must be received by U.S. Mail, postmarked on or before the deadline of . Applications will not be accepted past the deadline. SAMHSA reserves the right to decline incomplete applications.NO FAXED OR E-MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED."
Please note: The applications are due by September 19, the date at the top of the form. Please ignore the September 12 date on page 2 of the form.
If the link doesn't work for you and you cannot download the scholarship application, please contact Susan Rogers at email@example.com and she will email you a pdf of the application.
Besides applying for a scholarship, if you need financial assistance in order to attend Alternatives 2014 we suggest that you ask your state’s mental health program office to help. (These offices have not promised to provide such financial assistance, but it can’t hurt to ask!) For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the mental health program offices in every state. Please click here to access the list.
To download a template for a letter to request funding, which has been posted on the Clearinghouse website, Click Here.
For more ideas about where and how to find funding to attend Alternatives 2014, click here: Funding Suggestions
We hope to see you in Orlando!
Alternatives Conference 2014, Orlando Florida, Caribe Royale, October 22-26, 2014 alternativesconference2014.org