Project LAUNCH

The summary for the Project LAUNCH 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 Adminis , which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Project LAUNCH: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (Project LAUNCH). The purpose of Project LAUNCH is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is to create a shared vision for the wellness of young children that drives the development of Federal, State, Territorial, Tribal and locally-based networks for the coordination of key child-serving systems and the integration of behavioral and physical health services. The expected result is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed. Project LAUNCH is grounded in the public health approach, working towards coordinated programs that take a comprehensive view of health, addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral aspects of well-being. The public health approach addresses the health needs of the population rather than only addressing the health problems of individuals. Project LAUNCH seeks to improve outcomes at the individual and community levels by addressing risk factors that can lead to negative outcomes. Project LAUNCH simultaneously promotes protective factors that support resilience and healthy development which can protect individuals from later social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral problems; including early substance and alcohol use. A major objective of this grant program is to strengthen and enhance the partnership between health and mental health at the federal, State/Territorial/Tribal, and local levels. Project LAUNCH seeks to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities through this program by encouraging the implemention of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority young children and families served. SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on people and emerging opportunities. More information is available at the SAMHSA website: http://www.samhsa.gov/About/strategy.aspx. Project LAUNCH is part of the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness strategic initiative, which aims to support communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide. This Initiative will include a focus on the Nation's high-risk youth, youth in Tribal communities, and military families. Project LAUNCH cooperative agreements 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. States, Territories, and Tribes will select a local pilot community within the larger jurisdiction to be a partner in Project LAUNCH. States, Territories, and Tribes will bring together child-serving organizations to develop policies, financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the integration and efficiency of the child-serving system.
Federal Grant Title: Project LAUNCH
Federal Agency Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-12-009
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.243
CFDA Descriptions: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Current Application Deadline: Jul 03, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Jul 03, 2012
Posted Date: May 17, 2012
Creation Date: May 17, 2012
Archive Date: Aug 02, 2012
Total Program Funding: $9,157,747
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $850,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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 limited to State and Territorial governments (Title V or Mental Health Agency), federally-recognized Tribes and tribal organizations since they have the capacity to bring together child-serving organizations to develop policies, financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the integration and efficiency of local child-serving systems. The cross-site evaluation of the 2008 and 2009 cohorts suggests that providing grants to the State/Territorial level enables positive policy and infrastructure improvements that would not occur if the cooperative agreements are provided directly to localities. This analysis also suggests that these cohorts have implemented successful place-based projects, alleviating concerns that providing grants to the State level could negatively impact the implementation of local projects. Tribal applicants should choose the appropriate agency to administer this program, providing justification based on the ability of that agency to coordinate between services systems. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of federally-recognized Tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. Consortia of Tribes are expected to identify a lead applicant. In an effort to increase the number of federally-recognized Tribes receiving grant funds for this program, five points will be assigned to federally-recognized Tribal applicants, see Evaluation Review Information " Section F. Please see Appendix M of this RFA for additional Tribal guidance.
Grant Announcement Contact
Gwendolyn Simpson Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1 Choke Cherry Road Room 7-1085 Rockville, Maryland 20857 (240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov [gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov]
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