Agency: HHS’ Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin; Program: Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Implementation (State Youth Treatment-Implementation) (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: TI-16-006); Eligibility: States and tribes; Funding: $1.6 million for two awards up to $800,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 26.
Summary: These are implementation grants that are part of the larger federal effort to support programs to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16-25 that either have, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. Projects should help youth who are at high risk of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder and are at high risk for suicide. Projects should target hard-to-reach youth who otherwise may “fall through the cracks” and not receive the help they need to assume safe and productive adult roles and responsibilities. Grantees will be expected to identify and decrease differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among the adolescent and transitional aged youth populations who are vulnerable to health disparities or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Bullying prevention efforts can qualify if part of a larger service delivery initiative.