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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 3/12/2014 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $8 million in System of Care Expansion Planning grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for System of Care Expansion Planning grants totaling up to $8 million. The purpose of these grants is to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to expand and sustain the system of care approach to providing services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.

SAMHSA anticipates that up to 14 one-year grants between $300,000 and $800,000 will be awarded. Actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: State governments; Indian or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act); Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town; District of Columbia government; and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands).

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for RFA No. SM-14-001 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 19, 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 Diane Sondheimer at (240) 276-1922 or or Gary Blau, Ph.D. at (240) 276-1921 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: 3/17/2014 2:42 PM

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