SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (System of Care [SOC] Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbances (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).
SAMHSA plans to issue up to 15 awards of up to $3,000,000 per year for up to 4 years. Please note that at least 2 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.