SAMHSA Grants go for At-Risk Youth Projects

Agency: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Admin. (HHS); Program: Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements) (CFDA Number: 93.104) (Funding Opportunity Number: SM-17-001); Eligibility: Governments; Funding: $15 million for 15 awards of up to $1 million each; Deadline: Jan. 3.

Summary: Grants to improve service delivery to children with serious emotional disturbances. These implementation grants help governments improve and expand services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants are expected to create comprehensive and sustainable plans for infrastructure, services and support.

This program will support the widescale operation, expansion, and integration of the System of Care 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).

Info: (NOFA): Gwendolyn Simpson,, 240/276-1408 for questions.

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