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

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Short Title: Circles of Care
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-022

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023

Application Due Date: Friday, May 05, 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 provide tribes and tribal organizations with tools and resources to plan and design a family-driven, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent system of care. A system of care is “a spectrum of effective community-based services and supports for children and youth, with or at risk for mental health or other challenges, and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order for them to function better at home, in school, and throughout life.” With this program, SAMHSA aims to increase resilience and improve emotional health for AI/AN children, youth, and families.


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

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $5,907,708

Anticipated Number of Awards: 17

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $350,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $350,000 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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