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Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program

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Short Title: Healthy Transitions
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The Youth/Young Adult Coordinator level of effort has been changed from 1.0 FTE to .75 FTE. The Evaluation Criteria Section D Question 1 has been updated to appropriately reflect the age range for youth and young adults as 16-25.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-003

Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, May 08, 2023

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 purpose of this program is to improve and expand access to developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate services and supports for transition-aged youth and young adults (ages 16-25) who either have, or are at risk for developing, serious mental health conditions. Award recipients will be expected to identify and provide appropriate behavioral health interventions to transition-aged youth and young adults who have or are at risk for a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. With this program, SAMHSA aims to improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives.


Eligible applicants are States and Territories, including the District of Columbia; political subdivisions of States; Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service; or other public or private non-profit entities.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $11,373,164

Anticipated Number of Awards: 15

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $750,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $750,000 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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