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Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health Grant Program

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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
Apr 19, 2019

For programmatic questions:
Jennifer A. Oppenheim, PsyD

For financial and grants management questions:
Eileen Bermudez


Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health Grant Program (Short Title: Project LAUNCH) provides grants to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development to ensure children are thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.

SAMHSA expects projects to have a dual focus on infrastructure development and the delivery of services and supports that promote young child wellness and healthy social and emotional development. Applicants should infuse culturally-driven and trauma-informed mental health and wellness promotion practices and mental illness prevention practices into the settings and service systems through which young children and families can be reached. Specific expectations may be found in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Community-based and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $800,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 15
Estimated total program funding: $12,347,121
Project period: Up to 5 years

At least 3 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

Application process

Links to program guidance and online application procedures are available on the program website and on

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Human services · Trauma-informed care · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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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