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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
Mar 27, 2023

For program and eligibility questions:
Raphaelle Richardson

For fiscal and budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions contact:
Angela Houde


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 and and grief-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.

Required activities include:

  • Provide direct evidence-based and/or evidence-informed mental health related treatment and services, including screening, diagnostic assessment, care management, therapy, and prevention for at-risk children and adolescents, including those from racially and ethnically diverse communities, who have had trauma-related experiences
  • Coordinate with child-serving systems to provide trauma- and grief-informed services at the local or regional levels
  • Develop and implement procedures to ensure that treatment providers are competent and knowledgeable about the impact of complex trauma on youth development
  • Identify and implement community-based engagement/outreach strategies to increase awareness of, participation in, and access to, trauma and grief treatment and services for at-risk children, adolescents, and their families and those from diverse racial and ethnic communities
  • 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, including culturally and linguistically appropriate services

Allowable activities include:

  • Develop, incorporate, and implement disparity, equity, and inclusion activities, and/or strategies into program services
  • Develop, incorporate, and implement recovery programs, activities, and/or strategies into program services
  • Provide trauma- and grief-informed mental health services specifically to youth who have experienced Sexual or Gender Identity (SOGI) Change Efforts
  • Develop and implement tobacco cessation programs, activities, and/or strategies
  • Provide language access services to support required activities as applicable
  • Use data to understand who is served and disproportionately served
  • Develop and implement outreach and referral pathways that engage/target all demographic groups representative of the community

SAMHSA prioritizes a data-driven approach to advance equity for all. Behavioral health disparity populations include racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minority, and rural populations.


Eligible applicants are public and nonprofit private entities, tribes, and tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Anticipated award amount: Up to $600,000 per year
Estimated number of awards: 28
Project period: 5 years
Anticipated total available funding: $16,755,312

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 · Health disparities · LGBTQI+ · Mental health · Racial and ethnic groups · Tobacco use · 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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