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Grants and Grantees

Healthy Transitions and Project AWARE are SAMHSA grant programs that support behavioral health systems, services, and awareness among youth-serving agencies.

SAMHSA’s Healthy Transitions and Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE) grant programs address behavioral health issues among young people.

Healthy Transitions:

Healthy Transitions aim to:

  • Improve access to treatment and support services for 16- to 25-year-olds who have, or are at risk of, a serious mental health condition
  • Increase awareness, screening, outreach and engagement, referrals to treatment, coordination of care, and evidence-informed treatment for this age group
  • Support state health agencies, tribes, and youth-serving organizations in the behavioral health field

Learn more about Healthy Transitions.

Project AWARE

Project AWARE aims to:

  • Improve mental health awareness, systems, and access to services among school-age youth
  • Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with youth to detect and respond to mental health issues
  • Support state education agencies, local education agencies, and communities

Learn more about Project AWARE.


Project AWARE also includes the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant program. ReCAST is designed to:

  • Promote resiliency and equity through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs
  • Foster linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services for youth
  • Support communities that have experienced civil unrest

Learn more about ReCAST.

Last Updated: 08/28/2017