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Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

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Short Title: Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI)
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Changes for FY 2024: Application Due Date, Total Available Funding, Number of Awards, and Level of Effort for Project Director

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The information on this page was updated 11/16/2023 for FY 2024: This Standing NOFO was first announced in FY 2023 and will be open for application submissions for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025. Below is more information on the due dates by Fiscal Year.

NOFO Number: SM-23-013

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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.


The purpose of this program is to provide resources to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, at risk for or with serious emotional disturbances (SED), and their families. This program supports the implementation, expansion, and integration of the System of Care (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). With this program, SAMHSA aims to prepare children and youth with or at risk of SED for successful transition to adulthood and assumption of adult roles and responsibilities.

Standing NOFO Application Due Date by FY

This NOFO will remain open for FY 2024 and FY 2025. Below are the due dates for this funding opportunity by FY:

Fiscal Year Application Due Date Application Materials Awardees
2023 May 21, 2023 (Closed) 2023 Application (PDF | 706 KB) FY23 Awards
2024 February 14, 2024 See Application Materials below Not yet available
2025 February 14, 2025 Not yet available Not yet available

Applications submitted by the due date will be reviewed and funding decisions will be made by the end of the FY.

Applicants that do not receive funding are eligible to apply for the following fiscal year.


Eligibility is statutorily limited to states and territories, governmental units within political sub-divisions of states, and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $30,444,272

Anticipated Number of Awards: 23

Anticipated Award Amount: $1,000,000 - $3,000,000 per year

Length of Project: 4 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,000,000 - $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.

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