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Short Title: ReCAST Program
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-16-012

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2016

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title:  ReCAST Program) grants.  The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.  The goal of the ReCAST program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, and reductions in trauma and sustained community change.


Eligible applicants are local municipalities (e.g., counties, cities, and local governments) in partnership with community-based organizations that have faced civil unrest within the past 24 months.

For the purposes of this FOA, civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, civil disobedience, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues.

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Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $10,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 11

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000

Length of Project: Five years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Given the limited funding available, applicants are encouraged to apply only for the grant amount which they can reasonably expend based on the activities proposed in their application.

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