Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

Short Title: 
System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-19-009
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.104
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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

This grant will support the provision of mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with SED and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness (SMI), including first episode psychosis (FEP). The intent is to build upon progress made in developing comprehensive SOC by focusing on sustainable financing, cross-agency collaboration, the creation of policy and infrastructure, and the development and implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed services and supports.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to public entities which refers to the following:

  • State governments, territories (the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; Guam; American Samoa; the Republic of Palau; the Federated States of Micronesia; and the Republic of the Marshall Islands); and governmental units within political subdivisions of a state (e.g., county, city, town);
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN tribal organizations, as defined in Section 5304(b) and Section 5304(c) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Entities that are currently funded under SM-16-009, and SM-17-001 are not eligible to apply under this funding agreement.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$24,565,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
6 – 24 awards (At least 5 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups)
Anticipated Award Amount: 
From $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to four years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 or $3,000,000 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

Diane Sondheimer
240-276-1922
diane.sondheimer@samhsa.hhs.gov

Tanvi Ajmera
(240) 276-0307
tanvi.ajmera@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov
240-276-1412

Last Updated: 02/19/2019