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Jan 09, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
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Mar 07, 2013
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Mar 07, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
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Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to family-controlled domestic public and private nonprofit organizations in states, territories, and tribes. A primary goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of families with children who have a serious emotional disturbance to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services provided to them and their children and to ensure their mental health care is family driven and youth guided. Therefore, only family controlled organizations are eligible to apply.
Family-controlled organizations must meet the following requirements:
ĽAn applicant organization must be dedicated to and have the infrastructure to improve mental health services statewide; and
ĽAn applicant must complete the Certification of Eligibility (see Appendix J of this RFA of this document) indicating that the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and include necessary supporting documentation.
In order to strengthen and expand the impact of this program across the nation and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe, and is limiting eligibility to applicants in states, territories, and tribes that do not have a currently funded Statewide Family Network grant.
See Appendix K of this RFA for a listing of states, territories, and tribes with a currently funded Statewide Family Network grant. Organizations located in these jurisdictions are not eligible to apply. Tribes, regardless of location, are eligible to apply providing they do not have a currently funded grant.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Statewide Family Network Program grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. These grants will provide information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious emotional disturbance and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development.
The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances around the country. Today, nearly every state has active family organizations dedicated to promoting systems of care that are responsive to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Although significant progress has been made, further support will ensure self-sufficient, empowered networks that will effectively participate in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities related to improving community-based services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the nation's health. To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The Statewide Family Network program closely aligns with SAMHSA's Recovery Support Strategic Initiative. As part of the Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA funded the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS-TACS) to promote the widespread adoption of recovery concepts and practices throughout the United States. The BRSS-TACS will help facilitate the dissemination of information among consumers, families, and youth about health care reform initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, of 2010.
The Statewide Family Network Program grants are authorized under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.