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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-21-002

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020

Application Due Date: Monday, January 04, 2021

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 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) 2021 Statewide Family Network grant program (Short Title: SFN). The purpose of this program is to more effectively respond to the needs of children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families by providing information, referrals, and support; and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. This population of focus will hereafter be referred to as children and youth. SAMHSA expects that this program will be a catalyst for transforming mental health and related systems in the state by strengthening coalitions among family organizations and between family members, policy makers, and service providers.


Eligible applicants are family-controlled domestic public and private non-profit organizations in states, territories, and tribes not operating under the umbrella of another organization. SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to family-controlled organizations to strengthen the capacity of families with children and youth with SED to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services provided to them and their children and youth, and to ensure that mental health care is family-driven and youth-guided. At least one award will be made to family-controlled domestic public or private non-profit organizations in tribes pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

Applicants must submit the Certificate of Eligibility (see Appendix L: Certificate of Eligibility) and supporting documentation, attesting that they meet the requirements of a family-controlled, domestic public or private non-profit organization. The Certificate of Eligibility and supporting documentation must be included in Attachment 4 of your application. SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe. If there are multiple applications from the same state, territory, or tribe, the highest scoring application will be awarded.

Since only one award is made per state, territory, or tribe, organizations within the following states are not eligible to apply as they received funding under SM-19-004: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $950,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 10 (at least 1 award will be made to eligible organizations in tribes pending sufficient application volume from these groups.)

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $95,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $95,000 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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