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Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

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
Jan 4, 2019

For programmatic questions:
Dr. Michelle Carnes

For financial and grants management questions:
Eileen Bermudez


The Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections) awards funding for projects designed to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to the age of 24.

Applicants are encouraged to address behavioral health disparities by promoting the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the populations served.

Although each grantee's program will be different and reflect the needs, values, and culture of their community, all grantees must:

  • Develop and implement a variety of integrated services designed to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders and complex trauma and to prevent suicide
  • Involve AI/AN community members in all grant activities, including planning and carrying out the plan
  • Assess community needs and strengths related to preventing and reducing suicides and substance abuse among tribal young people
  • Assess needs, identify gaps, and develop a plan
  • Identify and connect the behavioral health services organizations that exist in the community
  • Lead efforts to improve coordination among mental health, trauma, suicide prevention, and substance abuse prevention services for tribal young people and their families

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: 51
Estimated total program funding: $12,797,090

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 Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Families · Mental health · Mortality · Substance abuse · Suicide and suicide prevention

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