Campus-Community Collaborative Grant

$5,000 from the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The purpose of this grant is to support the development of suicide prevention, mental health promotion and stigma reduction programs for campus faculty, staff, and students at Ohio’s institutions of higher education.

Ohio Wellness Campus Collaborative Grant

$35,000 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. These funds support the mental health response and recovery needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio college and university campuses through the Ohio Wellness Campus Collaborative initiative.

College Well-Being Award

$3,500 from the American College Health Foundation for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The purpose of the American College Health Foundation’s (ACHF) College Well-Being Award is to create or improve underlying campus infrastructure (e.g., networks, resources, tools, structures, coalition-building) in a manner that raises the well-being of students as evidenced through creative programming and outcomes research initiatives.

Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

$306,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from 2022 – 2025. The purpose of this program is to support a comprehensive public health and evidence-based approach that: (1) enhances mental health services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness (SMI)/serious emotional disturbances (SED), and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevents and reduces suicide, and mental and substance use disorders; (3) promotes help-seeking behavior; and (4) improves the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.

Bowling Green Community Foundation Grant

$3,000 from the Bowling Green Community Foundation for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The purpose of this grant is to train new Green Dot facilitators. The Green Dot program trains participants to engage in proactive behaviors that model and endorse norms that are incompatible with violence. This grant is in partnership with the Center for Violence Prevention and Education.

Safe Bar Network Grant

$5,500 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for 2023. The purpose of this grant is to bring bystander intervention training to our community through the Safe Bar Network to engage in pro-social behavior and prevent power-based interpersonal violence. By engaging with local businesses, we can encourage pro-active behaviors, empower staff and community members to do their part to protect others, and help reduce the rates of those being hurt by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This grant is a partnership with the Center for Violence Prevention and Education.

Safe Communities Grant – Ohio Traffic Safety Office (2021-22)

Ohio Safe Communities is a data driven initiative to save lives and reduce injuries by building collaboration between state, county, and local community partners. The program has five primary goals that include increasing seat belt usage, increasing seat belt and impaired driving awareness, increasing motorcycle safety awareness, coalition building and fatal data review. The program also focuses on distracted driving, mature drivers, and pedestrian safety. Safe Communities of Wood County Grant totals $42,000.

WellAware Program - Medical Mutual of Ohio (2007)

WellAware is BGSU’s faculty and staff, current and retired, health and wellness program. Possible as a result of a generous grant from Medical Mutual, activities are supported and administered by the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the Office of Human Resources, and the Division of Student Affairs. The grant totals $50,000.

Campus Suicide Prevention Grant - Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Center for Mental Health Services (2013-16)

The Counseling Center, the School of Media and Communications and the Wellness Connection have collaborated together on the Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. This is a three year grant that began in 2012. The grant totals $306,000.

The purpose of this project is to develop a more strategic and comprehensive approach to suicide prevention at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Specifically, this project intends to focus on developing programs, activities, and social marketing aimed at the following:

  • Educating faculty, staff, and students about warning signs of suicide
  • Empowering (through education and training) faculty, staff and students to intervene with students who may be exhibiting indications of distress or suicide risk
  • Reducing stigma associated with help seeking behaviors
  • Creating a culture of care on campus that promotes shared responsibility for suicide prevention
  • Increasing awareness of resources for help among the student body including on-campus resources and the National Suicide Prevention Lifelin
Ohio College Health Association (2013-14)

This grant award funded the 2014 Party Smart Video Contest. This video contest focused on students educating other students on ways to prevent a variety of situations from occurring including:

  • Alcohol poisoning / overconsumption 
  • Sexual assault / sex under the influence 
  • Physical fights / relationship violence

10 BGSU teams of students participated and produced videos during the spring of 2014.
This grant is for $1,000.

State Prevention Framework – State Improvement Grant (SPF-SIG) – Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (2010-14)

The Wood County ADAMHS Board received the SPF-SIG Grant and partnered with the Wood County Prevention Coalition and Bowling Green State University to decrease high risk drinking within the community. Understanding the negative impact on our community and youth, several key players came together to submit a proposal in 2011. Wood County was awarded the grant to address the on-campus issues of use and misuse. The grant totals $514,500.

Updated: 12/14/2022 10:44AM