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New Statewide Family Network grants announced

January 04, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Statewide Family Network Program grants.  The purpose of this program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to better respond to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families by providing information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a mental health challenge, and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development.

From the description:
Eligible applicants are family-controlled* domestic public and private nonprofit organizations in states, territories, and Tribes.  SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory and tribe that do not have a currently funded Statewide Family Network grants.  Family-controlled* organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • An applicant must complete the Certification of Eligibility (see Appendix J of this RFA) indicating that the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and include necessary supporting documentation.

*A family-controlled organization is an organization that has a board of directors made up of more than 50% family members who have primary daily responsibility for the raising of a child, youth, adolescent or young adult with a serious emotional disturbance up to age 18, or 21 if the adolescent is being served by an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), or age 26 if the young adult is being served by an Individual Service plan in transition to the adult mental health system.  SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to family-controlled organizations to strengthen the capacity of families with children who have serious emotional disturbance to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services provided to them and their children and to ensure their mental health care is family driven and youth guided.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $490,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 5

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $98,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $98,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2014 appropriation.  Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds. 

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