Cooperative Agreements for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

Grants to USA Agencies to Improve Mental Health
Treatment Services for Children and Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 176819
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US Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

01/03/17 11:59 PM ET

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Grants to USA and territories government agencies and tribes to improve the service infrastructure available to treat children and youth (ages 0-21) who have emotional disturbances. Applicants are advised to register online at least six weeks prior to the deadline. This program advances the operation, expansion, and integration of System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements for the treatment of children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SEC).

This cooperative agreement will support the provision of mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with SED and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness (SMI), including first episode psychosis (FEP), and their families.

The SOC Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements will build upon progress made in developing comprehensive SOC across the country by focusing on sustainable financing, cross-agency collaboration, the creation of policy and infrastructure, and the development and implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed services and supports. Other activities supported will include the implementation of systemic changes, training, and workforce development.

Based on data demonstrating improved outcomes for children, youth, and families, service system improvements, and a positive return on investment, CMHI has been successful in moving the SOC approach from a demonstration program towards a more widescale adoption of the SOC values and principles. The goal is to continue these efforts to ensure that this approach becomes the primary way in which mental health services for children and youth with SED are delivered throughout the nation.


Anticipated Number of Awards: 5 - 15

Up to $3,000,000 million per year for state applicants; up to $1,000,000 million for political subdivisions of states, territories, Indian or tribal organizations.

Project length is four years.

Eligible applicants are:

-State governments Indian or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act);

-Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town; District of Columbia government; and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands).

-Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

System for Award Management (SAM) and Due to the new registration and application requirements, it is strongly recommended that applicants start the registration process six (6) weeks in advance of the application due date.

Application Forms and Resources:

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Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on January 3, 2017.

Applicants also must register with the SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration,

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Issues:

Diane Sondheimer, Deputy Chief
Child, Adolescent and Family Branch
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, 14N06C
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1922

Tanvi Ajmera, Public Health Advisor/Government Project Officer
Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fisher Lane, 14N06B
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-0307

Grants Management and Budget Issues:

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1408



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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

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