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Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 6, 2025

For programmatic questions:

Angela Mark

Laurie Jones

For fiscal/budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions contact:
Catherine Naeger


The Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections) awards funding for projects designed to prevent suicidal behavior and substance misuse, create culturally appropriate models to reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to the age of 24. AI/AN community members should be involved in all grant activities, including planning, program implementation, and evaluation. At a minimum, community members should include youth, family members, tribal leaders, and spiritual advisors.

Required activities include:

  • Conduct a community needs assessment
  • Conduct a community readiness assessment
  • Develop a tribal strategic action plan that includes universal, selective, targeted, and indicated prevention strategies
  • Develop and/or revise "postvention" protocols that reflect the traditions and culture of the community while also addressing coordination of care and intervention among youth-serving agencies for both immediate and follow-up care for AI/AN youth
  • Ensure that tribal community members are involved in all decisions regarding project activities, including planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Establish a youth advisory board that provides guidance and feedback about the project and whose contributions and recommendations are addressed by the project

Eligible applicants are federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $250,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 59
Estimated total program funding: $15,055,023

Application process

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

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Mental health · Mortality · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention · 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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