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"Now is the Time" Project AWARE Local Educational Agency Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 "Now is the Time" Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Local Educational Agency (NITT-AWARE-LEA) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment. It is required that individuals be trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). By implementing this program, SAMHSA expects to achieve an increase in the mental health literacy of adults who interact with school-aged youth and increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth. Due Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

"Now is the Time" Project AWARE State Educational Agency Grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Now is the Time Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) State Educational Agency Program (NITT-AWARE-SEA) cooperative agreements. The purpose of the NITT-AWARE-SEA Cooperative Agreement program is to build and expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults, and connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services. The intent of NITT-AWARE-SEA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated program for advancing wellness and resilience in educational settings for school-aged youth.

2014 Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions, and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. Due Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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.

Department of Education Announces Funding for Project Prevent Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Education has announced nearly $10 million in funding for the Project Prevent Grant Program. This program will provide grants to local educational agencies to increase their capacity to identify, assess, and provide mental health services to students exposed to pervasive violence; support conflict resolution programs; and implement school-based prevention strategies that reduce the likelihood that these students will commit future acts of violence. Applications are due by June 30, 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 Opportunity To Respond to Underage Drinking in Tribal Communities
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Responses to Underage Drinking Initiative funding opportunity. This program's goal is to reduce and respond to underage drinking in selected tribal communities through the use of juvenile, juvenile and family, or family tribal drug courts. Applications are due by August 1, 2014.

Funding Opportunity To Support Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs funding opportunity. This solicitation provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement. Applications are due by July 14, 2014.

Funding Opportunity To Support Minority Youth Violence Prevention
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has announced the fiscal year 2014 Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches funding opportunity. This grant program will support interventions developed through adaptations, refinements, and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at-risk minority male youth and integrate a problem-solving approach. These approaches should address public health and public safety concerns. Applications are due by June 13, 2014.

Funding Opportunity To Support School Justice Collaboration Program
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 School Justice Collaboration Program: Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court funding opportunity. OJJDP is coordinating with the Department of Education and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a multidisciplinary initiative to improve school climates, support student mental health and behavioral needs, avoid referring students to law enforcement as a disciplinary response, and facilitate a proactive and supportive school reentry process in the rare instances in which a youth is referred. OJJDP's announcement has two components: One provides support to juvenile and family courts to partner with schools and law enforcement. The second will provide for technical assistance to the courts and other stakeholders working to reform discipline policy and practice. Applications are due by July 21, 2014.

Funding Opportunity To Support Youth Violence Prevention Technical Assistance
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Youth Violence Prevention Technical Assistance Program funding opportunity. This program will provide technical assistance to communities, tribes, and agencies funded under the Defending Childhood, National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and Community-Based Violence Prevention Program. Applications are due by July 7, 2014.

Funding Opportunity for Studies on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Studies Program on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice funding opportunity. This program will sponsor small studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide knowledge about the scope and impact of ethnic disparities affecting Hispanic/Latino youth contact with the juvenile justice system. Applications are due by July 21, 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

Grant Alert! Frontier Community Health Technical Assistance
The Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis grant will award funding to an organization for the purpose of providing technical assistance, site implementation assistance, and other tracking and analytic activities to support providers participating in the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) Demonstration. The grantee will assist FCHIP providers in identifying potential new approaches to health care delivery, reimbursement, and coordination in sparsely populated areas. The grantee will also be responsible for completing individualized needs assessments of participants' capacity and collect information on key policy issues faced by frontier providers. Nationwide public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, as well as federally-recognized Indian tribal governments and organizations are eligible. Deadline: June 19, 2014

Grant Alert: Using Health Information to Eliminate Health Disparities
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply. Nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education, and governments (state, country, city/township, and tribal) are also eligible applicants for this grant. Deadline: June 29, 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) is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2014 Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe funding opportunity. Under its Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, NIJ will provide funding to successful applicants to learn more about how personnel, programs, and activities contribute to school safety. NIJ anticipates making awards to local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools recognized as LEAs, and state education agencies. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 10, 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 Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Multi-State Mentoring Initiative funding opportunity. This solicitation will support organizations as they both improve the access to and impact of mentoring services they provide and/or expand their existing mentoring activities for at-risk and underserved youth populations. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 27, 2014.

OJJDP Announces Funding Opportunity for National Mentoring Programs
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 National Mentoring Programs funding opportunity. This program will support national mentoring organizations in their efforts to strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities within local chapters or subawardees to improve outcomes for at-risk, high-risk, and underserved youth populations. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 27, 2014.

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 To Support the National Gang Center
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 National Gang Center funding opportunity. This solicitation provides funding to continue the activities of the National Gang Center. The Center provides training and technical assistance to OJP-funded programs and communities nationwide, tracks current research and trends on gangs, and maintains a database of comprehensive information on the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Applications are due by July 14, 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 Funding for Mentoring of Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Sex Trafficking Initiative funding opportunity. This initiative supports efforts to provide mentoring services for child victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. Funding is available under two categories: Mentoring Project Sites and Training and Technical Assistance. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15, 2014.

OJJDP Announces Funding for Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program funding opportunity. OJJDP is seeking applications to identify a provider to develop and implement training and technical assistance on effective responses to missing and exploited children's issues for multidisciplinary teams of prosecutors, state and local law enforcement, child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 23, 2014.

OJJDP Announces Funding for Research on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year 2014 Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program funding opportunity. OJJDP is seeking applications for innovative research and evaluations to inform policy, program, and legislative responses to the urgent and extensive needs of minors sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 19, 2014.

OJJDP Announces Funding for Second Chance Act Juvenile Reentry Reforms
OJJDP has announced the fiscal year Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Planning Program funding opportunity. This program will provide funding for 12-month planning grants during which time state or local juvenile justice agencies will convene a reentry task force and develop and finalize a comprehensive statewide juvenile reentry systems reform strategic plan. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 13, 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.

SAMHSA Grant Opportunity for Statewide Peer Network Development
The purpose of this grant program is to create statewide networks that represent mental health and addictions recovery communities to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide. Formal SAMHSA-funded networks already exist in many states for specific recovery and family communities; this program is designed specifically to bridge and unify recovery networks for mental health consumers, families of children with serious emotional disturbance and youth, as well as those in recovery from addictions. This program will promote the creation of collaboratives as self-sufficient and empowered networks that (1) strengthen the voices of mental health consumers, family members and youth, and individuals in addiction recovery at the state and local level; and (2) increase access to and quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment, and recovery supports so that they are empowering, self-directed, resilience-oriented, and promote an enhanced life in the community for those with behavioral health concerns. Application Due Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

SIF To Provide $11.2 Million in Pay For Success Funding
The Corporation for National and Community Service is pleased to announce the launch of the Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grant Competition. The competition will provide $11.2 million in grants to help cities, states and nonprofits develop Pay for Success projects, where governments pay service providers only when there are demonstrated results. We are specifically providing grants for intermediary organizations to help determine feasibility, build capacity, or structure Pay for Success transactions. Applicants are encouraged to send a letter of intent by July 15 and applications are due by July 31, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.

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.

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