The Slanina Fund was established in 1997 to promote staff development in the Lorain County mental health network. People who work as staff with agencies currently funded by the Lorain County Board of Mental Health are eligible for small grants to help achieve licensure, complete an accredited course, or learn a new skill that will benefit clients and consumers of mental health services. Preference will first be given to courses leading to a degree from an accredited college or university, or for licensure, then consideration will be given to alternate methods or creative learning opportunities.
All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed and seriously considered for funding. Grants typically are awarded in the $200 and $2,000 range. Unlike other grant programs, these awards go to INDIVIDUALS who are trying to better their professional selves, rather than to agencies.
FY17 FUNDING CYCLE: Slanina Fund is accepting applications until November 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Full details and application information: lcbmh.org/slanina
Questions can be directed to Patrice McKinney, Manager of Human Resources & Special Projects.