NOTE: Two SAMHSA mental health grant opportunities are described in bullets near the bottom of this release. Nearly one in five American adults, or 43.7 million people, experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2012 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These results are consistent with 2011 findings. In addition, SAMHSA is announcing two grant funding opportunities to help improve mental health services for young people.
Have you seen the latest grant opportunities from SAMHSA? Check out the latest funding opportunities that support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness. You can also visit samhsa.gov/grants to learn about the grant application, review, and management process.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are now accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. ONDCP expects to award approximately 182 new grants to community drug prevention coalitions throughout the United States. The deadline to submit DFC grantee applications is March 24, 2014.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced its fiscal year 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This solicitation allows federally recognized tribal governments and tribal consortia to submit a single application for all funding opportunities supporting public safety, victim services, and crime prevention in tribal communities. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office on Violence Against Women each administer tribal programs. Funding in several purpose areas is available for eligible applicants, including accountability programs for delinquent tribal youth (OJJDP's Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grant Program) and initiatives to prevent and reduce delinquency and strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems (OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program). Applications are due by 7 p.m. ET on March 24, 2014.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of up to $65.8 million for the 2014 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The Social Innovation Fund unites public and private resources to evaluate and grow innovative community-based solutions that work. These solutions must have at least preliminary evidence of results in low-income communities in three priority areas: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. The deadline for applications will be 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its plans to provide $50 million to expand treatment for substance use disorders and mental health. The funds will be used to hire staff, add services and employ team-based models of care. The funds will go to approximately 200 community health centers, UPI reports.
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 15, 2013; April 15, 2014 Application Due Date(s): May 15, 2013; May 15, 2014
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced it will make available approximately $15 million under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative for multiple grants to address school safety nationwide. These grants will fund research to examine the root causes of school violence and to develop new technologies, apply evidence-based approaches, and test pilot programs to enhance school safety.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will fund the development of a national tribal protection order registry that will provide data to tribal governments on individuals who are subject to a criminal or civil protection order that a tribal court has issued. This grant is open to federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal nonprofit organizations. A maximum of $2.5 million in grants is available. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on December 18, 2012.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the availability of System of Care Expansion planning grants and implementation cooperative agreements to support state, community, and tribal efforts to develop, expand, and sustain a system of care that will provide mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families and/or caregivers. Planning grant applications are due by March 19, 2014; implementation grant applications are due by March 21, 2014.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts. This program provides funding for state, local, and tribal governments to expand or enhance substance abuse treatment services for defendants and offenders in existing adult tribal healing to wellness court and juvenile treatment drug court systems to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol/drug use, and incarceration. Applications are due by March 17, 2014.
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