SAMHSA Press Releases

  Date: February 17, 2005
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Phone: 240-276-2130



$22 Million Available for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the availability of FY 2005 funds for cooperative agreements to develop integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. 

It is expected that approximately $22 million will be available to fund up to 22 cooperative agreements to encourage the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care.  The annual award amount will be approximately $1 million in total costs (direct and indirect) for year one; $1.5 million for year two; $2 million for year three; $2 million for year four; $1.5 million for year five and $1 million for year six.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The cooperative agreements will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to public entities including state governments or political subdivisions of state governments, Indian or tribal governments (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act), District of Columbia government; and government territories of Guam, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands)..  

HOW TO APPLY:  Applications for No. SM-05-010 is available by calling SAMHSA’s clearinghouse at 1-800-789-2647, or by downloading the application from or from this website. Applicants are encouraged to apply on line through a new service at


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Diane L. Sondheimer at (240) 276-1980 or e-mail to  For questions on grant management issues, contact Kimberly Pendleton at (240) 276-1421 or e-mail to .


SAMHSA, a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead federal agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States.



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