Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Admin.); Program: Circles of Care VI: Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: SM-17-002); Eligibility: Tribes; Funding: $4.6 million for 11 awards up to $400,000 each (no match required); Deadline: Dec. 20.
Summary: These three-year grants provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health and wellness for children, youth and families. Circles of Care grantees will be equipped to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability and coordination of mental health services in AI/AN communities for children, youth, and young adults from birth through age 25 and their families.
Priority goes to projects where the families and youth work in partnership with public and private organizations to design mental health services and supports that are effective.