Request for Proposals 

2022 Mental Health Policy Fellow Grants 

The Request for Proposals deadline has passed. If you have questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Note: An additional RFP for the Mental Health Peer Policy Fellow Program is being released simultaneously with this RFP. Eligible organizations are allowed to submit proposals for one or both of these policy fellow grants.  

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to fund policy fellow positions. The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of individuals and organizations effectively engaging in mental health and substance use policy and advocacy in Texas.  

Depending on the quality of proposals received and the funds available, the foundation plans to award up to five grants to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, or higher education institutions. Please read the following information carefully before submitting your proposal. Any additional information about the RFP will be posted on the foundation’s website at It is the applicant’s responsibility to refer to the website for the most current information.  

In an effort to assist applicants in developing a proposal, the foundation would like to offer feedback and coaching sessions via phone/video provided by consultant, Doug Smith of D-Degree Coaching and Training. A one to two-hour session per applicant will be offered free of charge and must be requested by signing up here. Sessions can be scheduled during the application period subject to availability and are limited to the first 50 requests for both RFPs. More than one individual from each applying organization may attend the session. This service is completely optional and utilizing this service does not impact our rating of proposals. To learn about this approach, read our blog post, Grant Coaching for Better Storytelling.

You can find Frequently Asked Questions here.

Key Dates

Proposal Development Coaching Sessions
Sign up here (participation is optional and subject to availability) 
Available Feb. 1, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2022. 

econference registration
Register here (participation is optional)
By Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 11:59 pm, CST 

Submit Questions for Teleconference
Questions due to
By Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 5:00 pm, CST 

Informational Teleconference
Dial-in instructions will be provided to registrants prior to the teleconference
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, CST 

Teleconference questions and answers
Posted at
By Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 

Grants management system (Fluxx) registration
By Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, 11:59 pm, CST 

Proposal due date
Friday, March 4, 2022, 11:59 pm, CST