Native Connections

Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth. Specifically, the program supports grantees in: • Reducing suicidal behavior and substance use and misuse among Native youth up to age 24 • Easing the impacts of substance use, mental illness, and trauma in tribal communities • Supporting youth as they transition into adulthood

About the Native Connections Grant Program

Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

The program supports grantees in:

  • Reducing suicidal behavior and substance use among Native youth up to age 24
  • Easing the impacts of substance use, mental illness, and trauma in tribal communities
  • Supporting youth as they transition into adulthood

Native Connections serves 102 grantees, 20 in Cohort 1, 69 in Cohort 2, and 13 in Cohort 3.  Additional Native Connections grant opportunities will depend on the availability of funds. Any future opportunities will be posted on SAMHSA's Grant Announcements and Awards page.

Webinars

Native Connections webinars guide grantees on how to assess community readiness, develop strategic action plans, and more. Access the webinars.

Publications and Resources

Review guides, tools, and other resources to support Native youth development efforts. Access publications and resources.

Training and Technical Assistance

Access the Training and Technical Assistance Section.

Last Updated: 01/05/2018