Funding Available for Indigenous Project LAUNCH

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Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements - (Short Title:  Indigenous Project LAUNCH)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for 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. 

Approximately $8,500,000 is available to fund up to 13 grants at $550,000 each for up to 5 years.

PRE-APPLICATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES:  SAMHSA will be offering a series of webinars and conference calls for prospective applicants interested in applying for Indigenous Project LAUNCH.

The webinars will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST


Dial in phone number: (800) 988-9391


Participant Passcode:  LAUNCH


Direct Web Link:

Alternate Web Link:

Conference number: RWXW2495640
Audience passcode: LAUNCH

NoteRegistration is not required for these events. The phone line and internet link will be live 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

The conference calls will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and

Thursday,February 9, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

PHONE: Dial in phone number:  (888)928-9713

Participant Passcode:  LAUNCH

Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Project LAUNCH staff via e-mail at  For grants management and budget questions contact Gwen Simpson at or (240) 276-1408.


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