Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities

Short Title: 
Circles of Care VII
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-17-002
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Application Due Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care VII) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care approach to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families. These grants are intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities. Circles of Care grantees will focus on the need to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability and coordination of mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders in AI/AN communities for children, youth, and young adults from birth through age 25 and their families.

Eligibility

In an effort to address mental health disparities within AI/AN communities, SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations. Eligible applicants are as follows:

a.Federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations (as defined by USC 25, Chapter 14, Subchapter II, Section 450b).

b.Tribal Colleges and Universities (as identified by the American Indian Education Consortium).

c.Urban Indian Organizations (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts).

Prior Circles of Care grantees are ineligible to apply (See Appendix D).

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$4,600,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
11
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $418,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $418,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

R. Andrew Hunt, MSW, LICSW
Child Adolescent and Family Branch
Division of Service and Systems Improvement, Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, 14N06D Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1926
Andrew.hunt@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1408
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 09/26/2018