SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $94.8 million in Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections) grants totaling up to $94.8 million over the course of five years.

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, address trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24.

SAMHSA expects to fund as many as 94 grantees with up to $200,000 each per year for up to five years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Federally Recognized AI/AN tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.  See Section III-I of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY:  You must go to both http://www.grants.gov and the SAMHSA website http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/applying to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.

Applications must be submitted through http://www.Grants.gov.  Please refer to PART II, Appendix B – Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications.

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  June 2, 2016 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review.  Please see Part II, Section I of the FOA for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Dr. Michelle Carnes at (240) 276-1869 or michelle.carnes@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail).  For questions on grants management issues contact Gwen Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail).

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