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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 2/7/2014 10:30 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $51 million in Project LAUNCH grants


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH) grants totaling up to $51 million over the course of a five-year period.  The purpose of Project LAUNCH is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development.  The goal of Project LAUNCH is to ensure that all young children reach their developmental potential and enter school ready and able to succeed.

SAMHSA expects that up to $10.2 million will be available each year to provide up to 13 grants of up to $800,000 per grantee for up to five years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligibility is limited to states and territorial governments; federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations.

States that are current Project LAUNCH grantees are not eligible to apply. This does not apply to tribal applicants within currently-funded states. [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.]

HOW TO APPLY:  You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for RFA No. SM-14-004 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at .

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using .

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-2 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jennifer A. Oppenheim, PsyD at (240) 276-1862 or .  For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or .

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: 2/7/2014 10:23 AM

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