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Deadline: June 2, 2016

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Tribal Behavioral Health – Native Connections

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (“Native Connections”). The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24.

The goals of this program fall within two of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, and Trauma and Justice. This program will help grantees reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders and will foster culturally responsive models to reduce and respond to the impact of trauma on AI/AN communities through a public health approach. In addition, this grant will allow AI/AN communities to support youth and young adults as they transition into adulthood by facilitating collaboration among agencies. Native Connections seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served.

Amount: $18,960,000 is available for up to 94 awards of up to $200,000 each.

Eligibility: American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-16-010

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