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National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health

Grants to USA Nonprofit Entities to Improve
Behavioral Health Services for Children and Youth

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

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02/04/20 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit entities to improve behavioral health services for children and youth up to age 21. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to six weeks to complete. Funding is intended for activities that provide assistance, education, and training to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for children, youth and young adults (through age 21) with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)/Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and their families and to promote the coordination of these services. This Center is a key component of SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative.

Required Activities: These are the activities that the recipient is expected implement. Required activities must be reflected in the Project Narrative in Section V:

  • Serve as the national training and technical assistance provider on addressing SED and SMI in individuals age 21 and younger providing specific education and training on evidence-based practices related to treatment of these conditions. 
  • Ensure TA provision in various forms including web-based, self-paced courses; real-time webinars; site visits; and product dissemination. 
  • Compile and/or develop and disseminate evidence-based TTA materials and other resources on the treatment of children, youth, and young adults with SED/SMI to include: identification and early identification, including first episode psychosis; the provision psychosocial treatment for specific conditions, such as mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychotic disorders, and neuro-developmental conditions; appropriate prescription of psychotropic medication and medication management. 
  • Ensure TA resources include information related to community recovery support services and support for families in the treatment of children and young adults with SED/SMI. 
  • Collaborate with external partners and constituency groups including other SAMHSA TTA providers, such as the Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTCs), Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs), Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), and the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI)

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GrantWatch ID#: 187689

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Estimated Award Amount: Up to $3,000,000

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Anticipated Project Start Date: 8/30/2020
Length of Project Period: Up to five years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Domestic public and private non-profit entities.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on February 4, 2020.

All applicants MUST register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process.

Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and (see Appendix A for all registration requirements).

For detailed registration requirements and links, see:

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 application deadline.

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.

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Contact Information:

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

For program related and eligibility questions contact:

Eric Lulow
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1782

For fiscal/budget related questions contact:

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213 or (240) 276-1412

For grant review process and application status questions contact:

Sherresa Bailey-Jones
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grant Review
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1359

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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

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