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43.7 Million Americans experienced mental illness in 2012; SAMHSA grant opportunities
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.

7 New Grant Opportunities From SAMHSA
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.

Applications for FY 2014 Drug Free Communities Grants Now Being Accepted
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.

DOJ Issues Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
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.

Federal Agency to Invest $65.8 Million to Grow Effective Community Solutions
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.

Funding to address the employment barriers of court involved youth
The Face Forward 2 - Intermediary and Community grants will offer organizations the opportunity to develop programs that address the employment barriers of court involved youth while helping these youth develop the employment skills needed to obtain good jobs. These grants will help participants move forward into the future by combining the most promising workforce and juvenile justice strategies available. These grants will systematically improve the workforce outcomes of court-involved youth who will obtain industry-recognized credentials that prepare them for jobs in demand industries using career pathways. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) plans to award four intermediary organization grants of $5 million each and approximately 16 community organization grants of up to $1.5 million each, totaling approximately $44 million, to provide services to court-involved youth between the ages of 14 to 24 that have been involved in the JJS and never convicted in the adult criminal system. Applicants may only submit one application in response to this solicitation. Applicants must choose between submitting an intermediary or community grant application. Closing Date: May 2, 2014

HHS Provides $50 Million to Expand Treatment for Substance Use, Mental Health
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.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
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

NIJ Announces Funding for Research To Increase School Safety
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has announced the fiscal year 2014 funding opportunity, Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative. Under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, NIJ will make available approximately $15 million for multiple grants to fund research to examine the root causes of school violence and to develop new technologies, apply evidence-based practices, and test pilot programs to enhance school safety. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 20, 2014.

NIJ To Fund Research To Increase School Safety
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.

OJJDP Announces Funding Opportunity for Practitioner-Researcher Mentoring Program
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstration Program funding opportunity. This program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop, implement, and evaluate new practices and services in an existing multisite mentoring program that serves children of incarcerated parents. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 27, 2014.

OJJDP Announces Funding for High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 High-Risk Youth Mentoring Research funding opportunity. This program will support research and evaluations to further examine how certain characteristics, components, and practices of mentoring programs can best support youth who are at high risk for becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 12, 2014

OJJDP Announces Internet Crimes Against Children Funding Opportunity
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Internet Crimes Against Children Program Support funding opportunity. Through this program, the award recipient will provide services and support to the OJJDP-funded Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program. This funding will not support the creation of new ICAC task forces. Activities of the multiagency, multijurisdictional ICAC task forces include preventing, investigating, and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 14, 2014.

OVW To Fund National Tribal Protection Order Registry
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.

SAMHSA Announces Systems of Care Planning and Implementation Grants
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.

SAMHSA Funding Expansions of Adult Tribal and Juvenile Treatment Drug Court Services
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.

Street Outreach Program
The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program. The Street Outreach Program funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist youth in making healthy choices and ultimately help them leave the streets. Deadline for applications: May 12, 2014.

Page last updated: 06/12/2012