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

Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Application Due Date: February 5, 2021

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 tribes and tribal organizations, as defined in Section 5304(b) and Section 5304(c) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Award Information: 5-15 awards (at least 2 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.); award amount of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year.

Description: SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 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 disturbances (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). 

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SAE has a very high success rate in getting SAMHSA System of Care grants funded! If you are eligible to apply for this grant and would like some assistance in developing a competitive narrative, contact us by email: info@saeassociates.com.