NITT-TA. Now is the time. Technical Assistance Center.

Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Topics and Formats

Learn about the types of training and technical assistance (T/TA) topics and formats available to Healthy Transitions and Project AWARE grantees.

Healthy Transitions and Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE) grantees have several options for training and technical assistance.

Topics by Grant Type

Healthy Transitions

Healthy Transitions grantees can request T/TA in the following topics and training areas:

  • Behavioral health disparities
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate service policies and procedures
  • Effective social media campaigns for diverse social groups
  • Data and outcome-based decision-making
  • Implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Model policies and regulations to support transition services
  • Outreach and building coalition support
  • Peer-to-peer, youth and young adult leadership, mentoring, and family support programs
  • Screening and referral processes
  • Social marketing campaigns relevant to diverse social groups

Project AWARE

Project AWARE grantees can request T/TA in the following topics and training areas:

  • Development of universal screening, referral, and intervention processes
  • Best practices for partnering with local juvenile justice and law enforcement agencies
  • Support for coordinating state and local policies and procedures to promote communication and information sharing across systems
  • Methods for recruiting and engaging youth and families in promoting mental health awareness
  • Tools and training on developing and implementing effective social media campaigns relevant to diverse social groups
  • Data and outcome-based decision-making in program implementation
  • Identification and implementation of evidence-based prevention approaches to promote violence prevention and school safety
  • Culturally specific and developmentally appropriate mental health promotion strategies


T/TA for Healthy Transitions and Project AWARE grantees occurs online, via phone, and on site.

Distance Learning Opportunities

Distance learning opportunities support grantee learning across multiple topics and formats. Examples of distance learning opportunities include:

  • Expert-driven, didactic webinars
  • Communities of practice to share challenges and innovative solutions
  • Office hours for peer-to-peer sharing
  • Short videos and grantee “spotlights” to disseminate best practices
  • Expert-led discussions on cultural competence capacity building

Grantees are notified about webinars via email and are invited to register. View materials from recorded webinars or visit the Now Is The Time playlist on SAMHSA’s YouTube channel for archived webinars.

Individualized T/TA

Specialist teams provide ongoing T/TA to each grantee. These teams conduct site visits, phone and email consultations, and other activities that support grantees in meeting project goals.

Learn more about T/TA specialist teams.

Grantee Meetings

In partnership with SAMHSA, the Now Is The Time Technical Assistance (NITT-TA) Center regularly convenes Healthy Transitions and Project AWARE grantees for on-site events. These events may include annual grantee meetings, regional topical trainings, or peer-to-peer site visits. On-site events maximize cross-site knowledge sharing among grantees.


The NITT-TA Center develops a wide range of publications and tools to inform grantees about topics that are critical to their work. High-quality products include the following:

  • Toolkits
  • Issue briefs
  • Templates
  • Tip sheets

These resources combine grantee information, research, and practical strategies.

Last Updated: 08/28/2017