SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $92 million in Systems of Care Expansion Implementation grants

February 28, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Systems of Care Expansion Implementation grants to expand and sustain comprehensive community mental health services for children and their families. The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances, and to improve the health and well-being of their families.

SAMHSA expects that grants of up to $1 million, for each year for up to four years will be provided to up to 23 selected grantees. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. 

: State governments; Indian or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act); Governmental units within political subdivisions of a State, such as a county, city or town; District of Columbia government, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands). See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete eligibility information. 

  • HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for SM-14-002 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the  SAMHSA website at must apply online through
  • APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 21, 2014. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Diane Sondheimer at (240)-276-1922 or For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240)-276-1408 or
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