Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities

Short Title: 
Circles of Care
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-20-010
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Application Due Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2020
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, evidence and community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health for children, youth, and families. These grants are intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities. Circles of Care grant recipients will focus on the need to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability of such services for the target population. The program has a strong emphasis on cross-system collaboration, inclusion of family, youth and community resources, and cultural approaches.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to:

  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations;
  • Urban Indian Organizations;
  • Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; and
  • Tribal colleges and universities (as identified by the American Indian Education Consortium)

Prior Circles of Care recipients are ineligible to apply.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$5,492,314
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
17
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $310,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to three years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $310,000 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.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Amy Andre
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1132
amy.andre@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: 01/10/2020