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-20-007
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020
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) 2020 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).

Eligibility

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

  • State governments and territories (i.e., 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);
  • 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.

Recipients that are currently funded under SM-17-001 or SM-19-009 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$24,708,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
6-24 (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, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2020 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Diane Sondheimer
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1922
diane.sondheimer@samhsa.hhs.gov

Tanvi Ajmera
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-0307
tanvi.ajmera@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 12/06/2019