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SAMHSA Awards $170.5 Million to Fund Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Serious Mental Health Challenges and Their Families
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced today the award of 20 grants totaling $170.5 million over 6 years to develop and expand systems of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
“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. “The awards we announced today represent a wise investment that both helps preserve families and protects every child’s right to a future.”
The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program is designed to transform the way mental health services and supports are delivered allowing communities to provide coordinated treatment in the least restrictive way possible.
A system of care is not limited to traditional mental health services. Grantees may offer services such as respite care, tutoring, vocational counseling, legal services and therapeutic recreation.
The programs selected for these cooperative agreements can receive up to $1 million in year one, up to $1.5 million in year two, up to $2 million in years three and four, up to 1.5 million in year five and up to $1 million in year six. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
Grant recipients are: First year awards
For more information on these SAMHSA grants go to: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/
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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