The aim of the APA Minority Fellowship Program in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Services for Transition Age Youth is to identify, select, and support the training of ethnic minority doctoral and master’s students and postdoctoral trainees who will significantly contribute to the behavioral health services needs of ethnic and racial minorities. This aim addresses the need to reduce health disparities among ethnic minorities in the U.S. specifically related to culturally competent and evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment. Thus, the APA-MFP has two target populations at the center of its efforts: ethnic and racial minorities in need of mental health services and ethnic minority doctoral and master’s students and postdoctoral trainees in psychology. To fulfill our aim, the APA-MFP will: (a) Increase the number of master’s and doctoral level psychology professionals providing behavioral health services to underserved populations by identifying and selecting at least 2 postdoctoral, 23 doctoral, and 30 master’s Fellows, designating at least one doctoral policy Fellow during each year of the project, and proposing expansion of master’s programs eligibility to the APA by year two of the project; (b) Provide quality training and support to increase Fellows’ knowledge, skills and abilities by hosting a professional development workshop to orient Fellows to MFP and SAMHSA, providing at least 8 training opportunities during the Psychology Summer Institute, hosting three training webinars, proving mentoring opportunities through the training advisory committee, and evaluating each training and mentoring experience in each year of the project; (c) Expand and maintain the infrastructure necessary to implement, sustain, and improve effective mental health and substance abuse services for the target population by implementing a social media campaign/strategy to increase program visibility and Fellow engagement, and conducting at least two recruiting presentations in regions with minimal MFP representation in each year of the project. By year three of the project, we will implement an upgraded online database for more efficient tracking of Fellows and by year five of the project, MFP will receive at least 100 master’s, 200 doctoral, and 20 postdoctoral applications for fellowships.