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SAMHSA Awards Over $146 Million in Grants for Child Mental Health Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today the award of 18 cooperative agreements totaling at least $146 million over six years to provide comprehensive community mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
These grants will be used to implement a systems of care approach to services, based on the recognition that the needs of children with serious mental health issues can best be met within their home, school, and community, and that families and youth should be the driving force in the transformation of their own care. The grants will be used to provide a full array of mental health and support services organized on an individualized basis into a coordinated network in order to meet the unique clinical and functional needs of each child and family.
“Experience has shown that children with serious emotional disturbances and their families benefit from an integrated approach to care and services,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S, M.P.H. “With appropriate care, these young people are far more likely to experience success in school and far less likely to become tangled in either the juvenile justice system or the institutional care system. The awards we announce today represent a wise investment that both helps preserve families and protect every child’s right to a future.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Families has funded a total of 126 programs across the United States that have helped transform the way in which treatment and care are provided to children with mental health needs and their families.
The programs selected for these cooperative agreements can receive up to $1 million in year 1, up to $1.5 million in year 2, up to $2 million in years 3 and 4, up to $1.5 million in year 5 and up to $1 million in year 6. In addition, an increasing ratio of non-federal dollars is required from each organization to match the program’s federal dollars. Continuation awards are subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
Grants were awarded to:
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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