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Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Improve the Mental Health and Wellness of Children, Youth, and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 9, 2020

For program related questions:
Amy Andre

For grants management and budget issues:
Corey Sullivan


This grant program will provide Tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health and wellness for children, youth, and families.

Required activities include:

  • Identify a structure (such as advisory boards, work groups, task forces) and process that will provide ongoing guidance to project staff and promote the sense of community ownership
  • Assure that orientation and ongoing training on the systems of care approach is provided to a wide audience for the purpose of workforce development through the life of the grant and beyond
  • Use a community-based process that is culturally appropriate and actively engages community members, key stakeholders, youth, elders, spiritual advisors, and tribal leaders
  • Engage various sectors of the community to participate in the systems of care approach through outreach and educational strategies to sectors such as schools, the faith community, the housing community, and the justice system, in addition to healthcare systems
  • Conduct network development and collaboration activities, including ongoing training, for child and youth service providers, paraprofessionals and other informal support providers such as traditional healers, community natural helpers, youth peer leaders, and family members
  • Implement a community-based system of care model, or "blueprint", for how child/youth mental health and wellness services and supports will be provided in the community
  • Formalize interagency commitments for collaboration and coordination of services and develop policies, corresponding funding streams, and other strategies for how the system of care model, or "blueprint", can be put into action
  • Identify an area in which services can be piloted to ensure that the infrastructure being created under this program is useful for its intended purpose

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations
  • Tribal colleges and universities
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $310,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 3 years
Expected Number of Awards: 17
Total Funding Available: $5,492,314

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse

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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