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Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health 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
May 5, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jeffrey Bedree

For fiscal or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Arvinda Khatri


This grant program will provide tribes and tribal organizations with the tools and resources to plan and design a family-driven, community-based, culturally and linguistically competent system of care to address the mental health and wellness needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children, youth, and families.

Required activities include:

  • Identify, and convene an advisory group, such as a board, workgroup, or task force, to provide ongoing guidance to project staff to promote active community engagement with the project
  • Conduct an assessment of community strengths, assets, and needs, within 4 months after award, to guide the development of the system of care approach
  • Develop and implement within 6 months after award a plan for a community-based system of care approach for children and youth mental health and wellness services, prevention and treatment of substance use, and supports to be provided in the community
  • Conduct network development and collaboration activities with stakeholders, including formalized interagency commitments, for coordination of services
  • Provide orientation and ongoing training on the SAMHSA Systems of Care framework by engaging various sectors of the community
  • Develop policies, corresponding funding streams, and other strategies that address how the system of care approach can be implemented and sustained

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: $350,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 3 years
Expected Number of Awards: 17
Total Funding Available: $5,907,708

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 · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse · Sustainability of programs

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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