Grants Available

Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

Application Due Date: Friday, January 5, 2021

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (System of Care [SOC] Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbances (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 15 awards of up to $3,000,000 per year for up to 4 years. Please note that at least 2 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

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Mental Health Awareness Training Grants

Application Due Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Mental Health Awareness Training grants (MHAT). The purpose of this program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbances (SED); (2) establish linkages with school- and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services; (3) train emergency services personnel, law enforcement, fire department personnel, veterans, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques; and (4) educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder. It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED.

SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 134 awards of up to $125,000 per year for up to 5 years.

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GLS Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Application Due Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grant program. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to: (1) enhance 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) prevent mental and substance use disorders; (3) promote help-seeking behavior and reduce negative public attitudes; and (4) improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies. It is expected that this program will reduce the adverse consequences of SMI/SED and substance use disorders, including suicidal behavior, substance-related injuries, and school failure.

SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 24 awards of up $102,000 per year for up to 3 years.

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Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

Application Due Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent suicide and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years. Native Connections is intended to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood. It is expected that recipients will develop and implement an array of integrated services and supports to prevent suicide. AI/AN community members should be involved in all grant activities, including planning, program implementation, and evaluation. At a minimum, community members should include youth, family members, tribal leaders, and spiritual advisors.

SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 29 awards of up to $250,000 per year for up to 5 years.

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Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families

Application Due Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families grant program (Youth and Family TREE). The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD), and their families/primary caregivers.

SAMHSA plans to issue approximately 17 awards of up to $545,000 per year for up to 5 years. Please note that at least 3 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

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