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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Tribal Behavioral Health – Native Connections

Deadline: March 9, 2017

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). This program works 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 the program fall within two of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives: 1) prevention of substance abuse and mental illness; and 2) 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. Additionally, the program will allow AI/AN communities to support youth and young adults as they transition into adulthood by facilitating collaboration among agencies.

Amount: $6,400,000 is available for up to 32 awards of up to $200,000 each. The project period is for up to five years.

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

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-005

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