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Pediatric Mental Health Care Access 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: 93.110
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 17, 2018
Application: Aug 13, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Madhavi M. Reddy, MSPH

For grants management or budget questions:
LaShawna Smith


The Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program provides funding to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of new or the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental healthcare telehealth access programs.

The program goals are to:

  • Increase the availability and accessibility of statewide or regional networks of pediatric mental health teams composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed mental health professionals, and case coordinators through telehealth consultation and referral to pediatric primary care practitioners caring for children and adolescents with behavioral disorders
  • Conduct training and provide technical assistance to primary care providers to enable them to conduct early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for children with behavioral health conditions
  • Provide information to pediatric providers about, and assist pediatric providers in accessing pediatric mental healthcare providers, with the overarching goal of providing timely detection, assessment, treatment, and referral of children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders through telehealth, using evidence-based practices and methods such as web-based education and training sessions
  • Improve access through telehealth to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with identified behavioral health disorders, especially those living in rural and other underserved areas

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $445,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $8,900,000

A 20% non-federal match is required.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by July 17, 2018. Instructions for the letter of intent are provided in the application instructions.

Applicant webinar recording:
Playback number: 888.203.1112
Passcode: 1390598

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Integrated service delivery · Mental health · Primary care · Telehealth

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