Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program

Short Title: 
Project LAUNCH
Modified Announcement

Modifications made to Section I (2.2) and Section V (B.3)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
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 (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program (Short Title: Project LAUNCH). The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral aspects of their development. It is expected that this program will provide local communities or tribes the opportunity to disseminate effective and innovative early childhood mental health practices and services, ultimately leading to better outcomes for young children and their families.

The overall goal of Project LAUNCH is to foster the healthy development and wellness of all young children (birth through age 8), preparing them to thrive in school and beyond. Project LAUNCH grants are designed to build the capacities of adult caregivers of young children to promote healthy social and emotional development; to prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders; and to identify and address behavioral concerns before they develop into serious emotional disturbances (SED).


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.

Project LAUNCH recipients funded under SM-17-004 (Indigenous Project LAUNCH) are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
15 (At least 3 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.)
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $800,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $800,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient 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

Jennifer Oppenheim
(240) 276-1862

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez

Last Updated: 04/01/2019