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Deadline: March 1, 2017

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian/Alaskan (AI/AN) Native Communities and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH). The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories, and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.

This funding opportunity builds on the success of previous cohorts of Project LAUNCH grantees. Previously-funded tribal and territorial grantees have demonstrated the need for resources devoted to early childhood systems and prevention and promotion practices in tribal and territorial communities. Tribal and territorial grantees have also provided evidence of positive impacts on young children and families when resources are focused on early childhood wellness in a culturally-appropriate and strengths-based manner.

Amount: $7,600,000 is available for up to 13 grants of up to $550,000 per year for 5 years.

Eligibility: Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; and U.S. territories and U.S. Pacific jurisdictions.

Previous and current grantees that received funding under the Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH) FOA# SM-14-004; SM-12-009; SM-10-012; SM-09-009; SM-08-011 and the Cooperative Agreements for Project LAUNCH State/Tribal Expansion (Project LAUNCH Expansion Grants) SM-15-006 are not eligible to apply.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-004

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