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SAMHSA to Fund Systems of Care
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for Cooperative Agreements for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families. The purpose of the cooperative agreements is to develop and expand systems of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families, pending the availability of FY 2008 funds.
It is expected that $19 million will be available to fund up to 19 cooperative agreements. The agreements will support integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. A system of care for children’s mental health is a network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families.
The average annual award amount is expected to be up to $1 million in Year 1, $1.5 million in Year 2 and $2 million in Years 3 and 4. Up to $1.5 million will be available in Year 5, and up to $1 million in Year 6. Grant recipients are expected to provide matching funds from nonfederal sources for each year of the grant. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services will administer the cooperative agreements.
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to public entities, such as states, cities, counties and towns; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and federal territories.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for No. SM-08-004 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Health Information Network at 1-877-SAMHSA7 or by downloading http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_004.aspx or www.grants.gov. Applicants are encouraged to apply online using www.grants.gov.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: February 1, 2008
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Diane L. Sondheimer at 240-276-1980, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gary M. Blau, Ph.D., at 240-276-1980, email@example.com. For questions on grants management issues, contact Gwendolyn Simpson at 240-276-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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