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National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative - Category III Community Treatment and Services Centers (CTS)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 12, 2021

For questions about program issues contact:
Kenneth Curl

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:
Corey Sullivan


The purpose of this program is to provide trauma treatment and services in communities for children, adolescents and their families who experience or witness traumatic events; and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.

Required activities include:

  • Provide outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, trauma treatment and services; and prevention services for children and adolescents, and their families who have experienced traumatic events, including natural and man-made disasters
  • Provide direct evidence-based mental disorder treatment and services
  • Provide services to populations of child-serving service systems
  • Collaborate with NCTSI - Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) centers to develop, advance, or adapt interventions to improve engagement and outcomes for traumatized youth
  • Implement a project evaluation including process and outcomes evaluation to be submitted to SAMHSA by the end of the project period

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography including urban, rural, and remote settings and balance among populations of focus and program size.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Anticipated award amount: Up to $400,000 per year
Anticipated number of awards: 70
Project period: 5 years
Anticipated total available funding: $30,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Child welfare · Children and youth · Families · Mental health · Trauma-informed care

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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