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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 5/7/2014 10:20 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $20 million for Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Cooperative Agreements Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native young people up to and including age 24.


SAMHSA anticipates that up to 20 awards will be made at up to $200,000 each year for up to five years. Actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.


WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete eligibility information.


HOW TO APPLY:You must go to both and the SAMHSA website to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.


Applicants must apply online through . Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications” of the (RFA) for more information.


APPLICATION DUE DATE:  June 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (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 Dr. Michelle Carnes at (240) 276-1869 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: 5/7/2014 10:29 AM

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