Grant Awards Announced
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers―26 grant awards totaling $30.9 million over the next 3 years will be provided through the CTS Centers, which is one of the three types of centers under the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. The overall goal of the initiative is to help communities meet the special needs of children at risk or suffering from traumatic stress.
The grants enable community treatment and service organizations to provide expanded evidence-based prevention, screening, and treatment services for children who may be more susceptible to mental health problems because they have been exposed to natural disasters, abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events.
Grantees are expected to implement and evaluate effective treatment and services in community settings and youth-serving service systems, and collaborate with other Centers in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) on clinical issues, service approaches, policy, financing, and training issues. Grantees will collaborate extensively within the NCTSN for these purposes and for developing child traumatic stress-related products and services for nationwide consumption and benefit.
Per-year awards for each of the 26 community programs are up to approximately $400,000 over the next 3 years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds and the progress achieved by the awardees. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services will administer the grants. [SM-09-017]
Offender Reentry Program―24 grant awards totaling
more than $28.7 million for up to 3 years to provide substance abuse treatment and related recovery support services to juvenile and adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration.
Organizations receiving funding under the Offender Reentry Program are expected to plan, develop, and provide a successful transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services for people in need, beginning in the correctional or juvenile facilities and before release.
The grants awarded under the Offender Reentry Program are projected to be funded up to $400,000 per year for 3 years. The actual award amounts are subject to the availability of funding as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. The grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. [TI-09-005]
State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants―Up to $26.2 million total for 18 grant awards of up to $500,000 per year per grantee for up to 3 years to assist state and tribal efforts to develop and enhance services to prevent suicide among young people.
The grants will help fund crucial suicide prevention efforts especially geared for youth including early intervention and assessment services, referrals to mental health care and treatment, and information and outreach campaigns. The grants also will help promote training for communities on the latest youth suicide prevention services and approaches, as well as provide support to families of youth who may be at risk for suicide.
Continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds and grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services will administer the grants. [SM-09-003]
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Programs―13 grant awards of $500,000 per grantee annually for up to 4 years for Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Programs to address the needs of people with serious mental illnesses (SMI).
These programs are aimed at improving the physical health of people with SMI by supporting communities to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded community mental health and other community-based behavioral health settings. By building the necessary partnerships and infrastructure to support this goal, the expected outcome is for grantees to enter into partnerships to develop or expand their offering of primary health care services for people with SMI, resulting in improved health status.
Total amount of funding over the next 4 years to community programs across the country is $25.9 million. The actual award amounts to grantees are subject to the availability of funding as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services administers these grants. [SM-09-011]
State and Community Partnership Grants for Healthy Transitions Initiative for Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions―7 grant awards, each for up to $480,000 per year, totaling almost $16.8 million over 5 years to states for integrated home and community-based services and supports for youth and young adults with serious mental health challenges and their families. The Healthy Transitions Initiative will develop or build upon existing systems to provide these youth and their families with educational, employment, mental health, and other services designed to enhance their well-being and ensure their successful transition to adulthood and independence.
Continuation of these awards is subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by the awardees. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services will administer this grant program. [SM-09-008]
Expansion of Substance Abuse Treatment in Targeted Areas of Need―up to $15.3 million over 3 years to 13 grantees to expand substance abuse treatment capacity systems in communities that can most benefit from these types of integrated comprehensive services.
These grants will foster the development and utilization of local recovery-oriented systems of care to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting person-centered and self-directed approaches for substance abuse (including alcohol and drug) treatment and recovery services in communities with serious drug problems.
The annual award per grantee amount is up to $400,000 for fiscal year 2009. Continuation award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds and performance of the grantee. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will administer the grants. [TI-09-001]