The summary for the Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) grant is detailed below.
This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants.
Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact.
If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Cooperative Agreements for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families (CMHI). The purpose of this program is to support States, political subdivisions within States, the District of Columbia, Territories, Native American tribes and tribal organizations, in developing integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care.A "system of care" is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across agencies, families, and youth for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families. Research has demonstrated that systems of care have a positive effect on the structure, organization, and availability of services for children and youth with serious mental health needs. An estimated 4.5 to 6.3 million children and youth in the United States suffer from a serious emotional disturbance and approximately 65% to 80% of these children and youth do not receive the specialty mental health services and supports they need. Grantees will be expected to develop, implement, expand and disseminate broad, innovative system changes which improve outcomes for children, youth and families and create long-term positive transformation of services and supports.Child Mental Health Initiative cooperative agreements are authorized under Section 561 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders).
Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)
Current Application Deadline:
No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline:
Feb 01, 2008
Nov 07, 2007
Nov 14, 2007
Mar 02, 2008
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching:
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility for this program is statutorily limited to public entities such as: * State governments; * Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4[b] and Section 4[c] of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act); * Governmental units within political subdivisions of a State, such as a county, city or town; * District of Columbia government; and * Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (now Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands). If you have previously received a CMHI award, you must specify a geographic service area within the State, county, tribe or territory that is different from the geographic area of your current or past award (See Table 1, pages 24-25). An exception to this requirement will be made for States whose previous award(s) was to develop systems of care across the entire State. If your State had a previous CMHI award for a Statewide implementation approach, you may apply for funding under this announcement if your previous award(s) has expired, including all no-cost extension years. You must also demonstrate that the programs implemented under these previous awards have been sustained and that the population of focus you are now proposing is different from that in the previous award(s). In keeping with SAMHSAs commitment to providing opportunities to serve American Indian/Alaska Native communities, an exception will also be made for cities, counties, States or other public entities that received a previous CMHI award but whose new CMHI application focuses on American Indians and Alaska Native children and families living off reservations in urban centers who were not served by a previous award. Such a new cooperative agreement must be developed in partnership with an American Indian non-profit organization that is recognized by the Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Program under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, PL 94-437, as amended. [Note: Please refer to Appendix J of this RFA for a list of current and past CMHI grantees, including the counties in which each of the funded systems of care has been implemented.] The authorizing legislation for this program limits only one award per public entity. However, a State, county, city, tribal or territorial government may apply simultaneously for separate cooperative agreements within a State, if the geographic area specified in a CMHI application does not overlap with the geographic area specified in another CMHI application within the same State. Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements: * The application should be submitted by the Office of the Governor or by the chief executive officer of a tribe, Territory or the District of Columbia. However, it may also be submitted by the chief executive officer of a State agency, State political subdivision (e.g., county, city), Indian tribe, tribal organization or Territory, as long as this person is specifically designated in writing by the governor or by the chief executive officer of a tribe, territory or the District of Columbia to submit this application. * To ensure sustainability of the proposed project, all government entities applying for this grant must include a letter of assurance from the Governor of the State or Territory, or the Governors designee, stating that the applicant will directly provide any service under this grant that is also covered in the State Medicaid Plan. The letter must also state that the applicant has entered into a participation agreement under the State plan and is qualified to receive payments under this plan. If the applicant will not provide direct services, the letter of assurance must indicate that the applicant will enter into an agreement with an organization that will provide the service... (see the full RFA for Eligibility Information)