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Join the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

How to Become an Outreach Partner

Outreach Partners are selected through a competitive process. The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Request for Proposals (RFP)-HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-RFP-15-34  for all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico is now available on the FedBizOpps website. Proposals in response to this RFP are due by or before March 11, 2015 at 11AM EST.

Prospective offerors have the opportunity to submit questions about the solicitation, statement of work, and/or proposal instructions. Questions by email will be accepted through February 17, 2015 at 11AM EST. All questions and answers will be made available on the FedBizOpps website on or about February 25, 2015.

Refer to the RFP  for detailed instructions for submitting questions and proposals.

How to Become a National Partner

The Program currently has over 80 National Partners, including professional, consumer, advocacy, and service-related non-profit organizations with a nationwide membership and/or audience. See list of National Partners. Non-profit organizations with a nationwide reach interested in becoming a National Partner should send an e-mail message to with a brief description of your organization and contact information, including website.

Benefits of Partnership with NIMH

By joining the Program an organization can:

  • Receive the Update twice a month.
  • Access the Partners Only website.
  • Receive timely news and resources from NIMH via Partner e-distribution lists.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for building partnerships to broaden outreach, increase access to resources, and expand contacts by engaging in the various activities listed above.
  • Participate in and/or view science related teleconferences specifically for Partners where you will learn about new research findings from the scientists who conducted the research.
  • Provide input into the NIMH research priority-setting process.

Outreach Partners are also sponsored by NIMH to attend an Annual Meeting. National Partners are encouraged to attend; however, they are responsible for costs related to participation.