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Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)

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Short Title
AWARE
Modified Announcement

The NOFO was modified to include language from the STANDUP Act of 2021(P.L. 117-100), which amends the PHS Act to include Section 520B (42 USC 290bb-32).

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
NOFO Number
SM-22-001
Posted on Grants.gov
Application Due Date
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.
Description

The purpose of Project AWARE is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. It is expected that the recipient will build a collaborative partnership that includes the State Education Agency (SEA), the Local Education Agency (LEA), the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA), community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. Based on a public health model, this partnership will implement mental health related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention and resilience activities to ensure that students have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. SAMHSA expects that this program will promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

Eligibility

Eligible entities are States; political subdivisions of States (e.g., county, LEA); Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service, or other domestic public or private nonprofit entities).

Award Information
Funding Mechanism
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding
$5,400,000
Anticipated Number of Awards
3
Anticipated Award Amount
Up to $1,800,000 per year per award
Length of Project
Up to 5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,800,000 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

Jennifer Treger
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1892
SEA_AWARE@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1400
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated

Last Updated: 04/22/2022