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Short Title: CoE-IECMHC
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-19-010

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Application Due Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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 the application deadline. Comments from the Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after the 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 National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (Short Title: CoE-IECMHC) grant. The purpose of this program is to advance the implementation of high quality infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) across the nation through the development of tools, resources, training, and mentorship to the infant and early childhood mental health field. The primary goals of the CoE are to promote the healthy social and emotional development of infants and young children, and to prevent, to the greatest extent possible, the onset of serious emotional disturbance (SED). The CoE has been and will continue to be instrumental in helping states, tribes, and communities to support early childhood providers and help them to achieve their goals of healthy children and families, school readiness, and success in school and beyond.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • Public or private universities and colleges.
  • Behavioral health care organizations.
  • National stakeholder organizations.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 1

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

Length of Project: Up to 5 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.  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.

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