SAMHSA recently announced the following funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2008.
Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families (Application due date: February 1, 2008)—Up to 19 cooperative agreement grant awards for up to $1 million in year 1, $1.5 million in year 2, $2 million in years 3 and 4, up to $1.5 million in year 5, and up to $1 million in year 6, to expand systems of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
These agreements will support integrated home and community-based services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services will administer the cooperative agreements. (SM-08-004, $19 million)
Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) (Application due date: January 31, 2008)—4 grant awards for up to $2.52 million per year for up to 5 years, for SBIRT programs at the state and tribal level.
SBIRT programs, one of the key elements of the National Drug Control Strategy, are proactive approaches that provide early identification and early intervention for persons at risk for, or diagnosed with, a substance use disorder. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (TI-08-001, $10 million)
Campus Suicide Prevention (Application due date: January 18, 2008)—15 grant awards for up to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years, to prevent suicide on college campuses, pending the availability of FY 2008 funds.
This program is designed to assist colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression and substance abuse, which put them at risk for suicide. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services. (SM-08-002, $1.5 million)
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SAMHSA recently announced grant awards for the following programs:
Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents and Their Families—$15 million for 17 grant awards over 3 years to community-based organizations that provide treatment services to adolescents with substance abuse problems. Grantees receiving these awards will use known, effective strategies that include families as an integral part of the treatment process. Each recipient will receive $300,000 per year for up to 3 years. Total funding for year 1 is $5.1 million. [TI-06-007]
Statewide Family Network Program—$8 million for 42 grant awards over 3 years to state-based organizations focused on improving programs that serve children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances by strengthening relationships among family members and coalitions of family members, policymakers, and service providers. Each award is funded up to $70,000 per year. Total funding for year 1 is nearly $2.7 million. [SM-07-001]
Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—$5.4 million for 5 grant awards over 3 years to consumer and consumer supporter technical assistance centers to promote consumer involvement in the transformation of the mental health system. These centers will teach consumers of mental health services the necessary skills to enhance consumer/peer-run programs. Grants to each center will not exceed $340,000 for each of 3 years. Total funding for year 1 is nearly $1.7 million. [SM-07-003]
Statewide Consumer Network—$4.2 million for 20 grant awards over 3 years to help consumer organizations around the country work with policymakers and service providers to improve services for persons living with serious mental illnesses. Grantees are encouraged to work in partnership with their state's Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant staff. Each recipient will receive approximately $70,000 per year for up to 3 years. Total funding for year 1 is $1.4 million. [SM-07-002]
For more information on grant awards, visit SAMHSA's Web site at www.samhsa.gov/grants.
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