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

Grants to USA Agencies to Enhance the Care of
Children and Youth with Emotional Illnesses

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Deadline Date:

02/03/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories government agencies and tribes to enhance the care of children with emotional illness. Applicants are advised to register online at least six weeks prior to the deadline. Funding is intended to support activities to expand, implement, and integrate a mental healthcare system and infrastructure for children and youth, birth through age 21.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants).

The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

SOC Expansion and Sustainability grant funds shall be used to support infrastructure development and services not covered by Medicaid, private, or other types of insurance. 

For a description of the activities that every grant project must implement, see: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy_20_cmhi_foa_final_0.pdf#page=7.

Allowable Activities: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy_20_cmhi_foa_final_0.pdf#page=8.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176819

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$24,708,000

Number of Grants:

6-24 (At least 5 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups)

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000,000 million per year for state applicants; up to $1,000,000 million for political subdivisions of states, territories, and American Indian/Alaska Native applicants.

Term of Contract:

Project length is up to four years.

Service delivery should begin no later than four months after the project award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is limited to public entities which refers to the following:

- State governments and territories (i.e., the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; Guam; American Samoa; the Republic of Palau; the Federated States of Micronesia; and the Republic of the Marshall Islands);
- Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state (e.g., county, city, town);
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN tribal organizations, as defined in Section 5304(b) and Section 5304(c) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Recipients that are currently funded under SM-17-001 or SM-19-009 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

The key personnel for this program will be the Project Director with at least a 0.75 FTE level of effort and the Lead Family Coordinator with at least a 0.75 FTE level of effort. These positions require prior approval from SAMHSA after a review of staff credentials and job descriptions.

Note: Eligible state applicants for this grant may not choose local jurisdictions that received SOC Expansion and Sustainability funding under grants awarded from FY 2014 through FY 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on February 3, 2020.

All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes
up to six weeks. The application will not be accepted if:
- The organization is not registered in NIH’s eRA Commons, or
- The project director does not have an active eRA Commons account with the PI role that is affiliated with the organization in eRA Commons by the deadline.

Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov.

Cost sharing/match is required by statutory mandate to provide matching funds from other non-federal sources, either directly or through donations from public or private entities:
- For the first, second, and third fiscal years of the grant, you must provide at least $1 for each $3 of Federal funds; and
- For the fourth fiscal year of the grant, you must provide at least $1 for each $1 of Federal funds.

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participate(s). Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after the 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 the administrative deadline. Comments from the Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.

See this opportunity on Grants.Gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322827

Application Forms and Resources: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/applying/forms-resources

Applying for a New SAMHSA Grant: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/applying

Contact Information:

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

For Program Issues, contact:

Diane Sondheimer
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1922
diane.sondheimer@samhsa.hhs.gov

Tanvi Ajmera
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-0307
tanvi.ajmera@samhsa.hhs.gov

For Grants Management and Budget Issues, contact:

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.104

Funding or Pin Number:

SM-20-007

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Geographic Focus:

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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