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American Rescue Plan Act - Pediatric Mental Health Care Access - New Area Expansion

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
Sponsors
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Jul 6, 2021
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:

Madhavi M. Reddy, MSPH
301.443.0754
mreddy@hrsa.gov

Madhavi M. Reddy, MSPH
301.945.3331
kdawson@hrsa.gov

Cara de la Cruz, PhD
301.443.0764
cdelacruz@hrsa.gov

For grants management or budget questions:

Kaleema Ameen
301.443.7061
kameen@hrsa.gov

Crystal Howard
301.443.3844
choward@hrsa.gov

Leon Harrison
301.443.9368
lharrison@hrsa.gov

Purpose

This program provides funding for the expansion of state and/or regional networks of pediatric mental healthcare teams into new states and geographic areas. Teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with behavioral health conditions. Projects should focus on achieving health equity related to racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in access to care, especially in rural, frontier, hard to reach, and other underserved areas.

Goals include:

  • Increase the availability and accessibility of statewide or regional networks of pediatric mental healthcare teams composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed mental health professionals, and care coordinators through telehealth consultation and referral to pediatric primary care providers and other providers caring for children and adolescents with behavioral disorders
  • Conduct training and provide technical assistance to pediatric primary care providers and other providers to enable them to conduct early identification, diagnosis, and treatment for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions
  • Provide information, and assist pediatric and other providers in accessing pediatric mental health care providers, with the overarching goal of providing timely detection, assessment, treatment, and referral of children and adolescents with behavioral 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 disorders, especially those living in rural and other underserved areas
  • Focus on achieving health equity related to racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in access to behavioral health care, especially in rural and other underserved areas
  • Establish and sustain the use of telehealth technologies, modalities, and care models
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include states, political subdivisions of states, tribes, and tribal organizations that are not currently funded under HRSA-18-122 or HRSA-19-096.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $445,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 32
Estimated total program funding: $14,240,000

A 20% non-federal match is required.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Access · Care coordination · Children and youth · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Primary care · Racial and ethnic groups · Telehealth



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