Department of Health and Human Services: Statewide Consumer Network Program
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Statewide Consumer Network Program grants (SCN) support projects to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are underserved and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD); sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. It is expected that this program will increase access to and quality of mental health services for adults with SMI; increase the sustainability of consumer-operated organizations; and enhance state capacity and infrastructure to support the recovery of adults with SMI and their families.
Amount: A total of $883,876 is estimated to be available to make up to nine awards of up to $95,000 per year.
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private non-profit entities, tribes, and Urban Indian organizations that are mental health consumer-operated organizations for at least two years and are not operating under the umbrella of another organization. To expand the impact of this program and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe. SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to mental health consumer-operated organizations to strengthen the capacity of individuals with serious mental illness to improve efforts to address their needs, including enhancing access to and quality of mental health services. Only organizations that are operated and managed by mental health consumers are eligible applicants.
*Note: Recipients in states and territories who received SCN funding under SM-18-007 are not eligible to apply. New Mexico is not listed as one of these states.
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