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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for FY 2008 Circles of Care IV: Infrastructure Development for Children’s Mental Health Systems in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Circles of Care IV: Infrastructure Development for Children’s Mental Health Systems in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care)grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based system of care to support mental health and wellness for their children, youth and families.
These grants will increase the capacity and effectiveness of behavioral health systems serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. As a result, Circles of Care grantees will be equipped to reduce the gap between the need for behavioral health services and the availability and coordination of services for children and families in AI/AN communities. In FY 2008, SAMHSA is especially interested in projects that focus on improving the linkages between primary care and behavioral health.
SAMHSA expects that $2,141,000 in funding will be available to award up to 7 grants for up to 3 years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
WHO CAN APPLY: State and federally recognized Tribes and tribal organizations, including urban Indian organizations and Tribal colleges and universities [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information].
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for No. SM-08-012 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1 800-487-4889] or by downloading the application athttp://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_012.aspx
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using http://www.grants.gov/. There will be a two-part webinar (seminar via the internet) providing technical assistance for potential applicants. Part one will be held on March 31, 2008 from 4:00-5:30 PM EST and part two will be held on April 1, 2008 from 4:00-5:30 PM eastern standard time. Applicants interested in participating in the webinar should contact Dolores Jimerson at (503)222-4044 ext 122 or email@example.com at the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Registration and log-on information for the webinar can also be found directly at https://nicwa.on.intercall.com/.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: May 9, 2008. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for revised Fiscal Year 2008 submission requirements.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact R. Andrew Hunt at (240)276-1926 or Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240)276-1408 or email@example.com.
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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