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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 6/4/2013 10:00 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $56.1 million in Safe Schools/Healthy Students grants


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $56.1 million in Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community grants. This program assists state, tribal and community programs to build partnerships among educational, behavioral health, and criminal/juvenile justice systems in order to allow children and youth greater access to behavioral health services. In addition, the program works to enhance supports in early childhood and decrease levels of substance use and exposure to violence among students.
 
SAMHSA expects that a total of up to seven grantees will receive grants of up to $2.2 million each for up to four years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
 
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are the State Education Agency (SEA) or State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) in states, territories, the District of Columbia, federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native Tribes and tribal organizations.
 
HOW TO APPLY: A complete application package may be requested from SAMHSA for SM-13-006 by calling 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. The required documents may also be downloaded from the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx.
 
Applicants must submit their applications electronically through http://www.Grants.gov. Please refer to Appendix B, Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications.
 
APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on July 1, 2013. Please review carefully Section IV-2 of the application announcement for submission requirements.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Michelle Bechard at (240) 276-1872 or SSHS RFA-2013@samhsa.hhs.gov.
 
For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson (240) 276-1408 or gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.



Last updated: 6/4/2013 10:36 AM

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