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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Statewide Consumer Network Program

Deadline: April 23, 2018

The Statewide Consumer Network (SCN) Program aims 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.

The goals of the SCN Program are to:

  • Improve quality of and access to statewide peer support and recovery-oriented, integrated, and coordinated treatment, services, and supports
  • Emphasize and build statewide consumer leadership within consumer-operated organizations and in the community
  • Build capacity and sustainability of statewide consumer networks

Amount: A total of $855,000 is available to make up to nine awards that range up to $95,000 per year. The project period is up to three years.

Eligibility: 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. In addition, SAMHSA will fund at least three tribes/tribal organizations.

Note: Recipients in states and territories who received SCN funding under SM-16-002 are not eligible to apply. New Mexico is not listed as one of these states.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298773

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