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SAMHSA News - November/December 2005, Volume 13, Number 6

SAMHSA 2005 Grants

SAMHSA recently announced the final grant awards for Fiscal Year 2005. (See SAMHSA News, July/August 2005 and September/October 2005 for previous awards). These grants include the following:

Children and Adolescents

  • $184.5 million over 6 years for 25 "Systems of Care" cooperative agreements. These Child Mental Health Services grants will provide comprehensive community mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
    The "systems of care" approach to services is based on the premise that the mental health needs of children and adolescents can best be met in their homes, schools, and communities, and that families and youth should be the driving force in their own care. The awards provide up to $1 million in the first year and are renewable for up to 6 years. [SM-05-008]
  • $70 million over 4 years to help children who experience traumatic events. These grants will fund a network of community-based treatment and services centers that are supported by national expertise. SAMHSA's National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative has three components:

    • Community Treatment and Services Centers (19 awards totaling $30.4 million over 4 years) provide services to children who have experienced traumatic events and evaluate the effectiveness of trauma treatment and services in community and service system settings. [SM-05-006]

    • Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers (8 awards totaling $19.2 million over 4 years) provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups, and service systems, and support adaptable treatment and service approaches for communities across the Nation. [SM-05-005]

    • The University of California Los Angeles ($20 million over 4 years) will operate the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress in partnership with Duke University. [SM-05-004]

    • The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress advances the network structure, coordinates network activities, and promotes national education and training efforts.

  • $17.5 million over 5 years to Georgetown University to manage the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The center will provide resources and training to state and local child-serving agencies, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and Pacific Island jurisdictions working to develop child and family-centered, culturally competent, coordinated systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. [SM-05-013]

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Mental Health Transformation

  • $92.5 million over 5 years to seven states—Connecticut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Washington, Maryland, New Mexico, and Texas—in Mental Health Transformation State Incentive grants (MHT SIGs). These grants are provided to help change the mental health service delivery system in each state to reflect consumer and family needs and to focus on building resiliency and facilitating recovery.

  • The MH SIG grants require the grantees to enlist consumers and family members as active partners in all transformation planning and activities. [SM-05-009]

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Older Adults

  • $13.2 million over 3 years to provide mental health services for older adults. These 11 grants will help community-based organizations increase capacity or improve the services available to people age 60 and older who are at risk for or experiencing mental health problems. [SM-05-012]

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Jail Diversion

  • $7.2 million over 3 years to divert individuals with mental illnesses away from the criminal justice system and into community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment centers. Six grants were awarded to five states—California, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, and Virginia.

    Treatment services must be based on the best known practices and include case management, assertive community treatment, medication management, integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation, and gender-based trauma services. Grantees will coordinate with social service agencies to ensure that life-skills training, housing placement, vocational training, job placement, and health care are available to persons in the program. [SM-05-011]

For the latest information on SAMHSA grant awards or new funding announcements, visit www.samhsa.gov/grants/
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Preview SAMHSA's 2006 Grants

For a preview of SAMHSA's 2006 grants, visit www.samhsa.gov/grants/2006/ataglance.aspx.

And to file your SAMHSA grant application online, it's very easy to register. All information is secure, and you'll have access to all Federal grant announcements.

Visit www.samhsa.gov/grants/index.aspx for more information, or go directly to www.grants.gov to apply online. End of Article

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Inside This Issue

Hurricane Recovery:
Part 1
Part 2
Administrator's Message
First-Person Accounts
Children's Trauma Network
Methadone, Buprenorphine
Estimates of Substance Use in Affected States

Efforts To Stop Underage Drinking
Part 1
Part 2

Making a Difference for America's Youth

Update: Medicare Rx Benefit

TIP 43: Opioid Treatment

SAMHSA 2005 Grants

SAMHSA Report Highlights Outcome Measures

Conference Addresses Homelessness

Methamphetamine Update

Relapse Prevention for Older Adults

Journal: Employee Assistance Alliance

Brochure: In the Best of Families

Booklet: Faces of Change

SAMHSA News In Print 2005 Index—Volume 13
Index A–D
Index E–M
Index N–R
Index S–Y


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