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SAMHSA funding opportunity announcement: Native Connections

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program”. The short title for this program is “Native Connections."

Applications are due no later than June 22, 2018. Information on the FOA is below and the link for additional information is: 

  • FOA Number: SM-18-017
  • Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Application Due Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243
  • Purpose:  The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.  Native Connections is intended to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood. 
  • Eligibility:  American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, consortia of tribes or tribal organizations, or Urban Indian Organizations.
  • Anticipated Total Available Funding:  $7,523,716
  • Anticipated Number of Awards:  Up to 30
  • Anticipated Award Amount:  Up to $250,000 per year
  • Length of Project:  Up to 5 years
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required?:  No


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