The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Substance Use Prevention (CSAP), are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.
Native Connections is intended to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities1, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood.
Native Connections grants are authorized under Sections 520A (290bb-32) and 516 (290bb-22) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD and Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.
1 For the purpose of this FOA, community or communities refers to the tribe, village, tribal organization, or consortium of tribes or tribal organizations, and urban Indian community.