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HHS Announces Over $35 Million in Funding for Youth Mental Health

Today, HHS (the Department of Health and Human Services) announced nearly $35 million in funding opportunities through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) & OMH (Office of Minority Health) to help strengthen mental health support for children and young adults.


Seven different grant programs are offering funding to help expand community mental health services and suicide prevention programs.


These include:

  • Project AWARE (SAMHSA)

  • Garret Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention (GLS; SAMHSA)

  • GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention (SAMHSA)

  • Statewide Family Network (SFN; SAMHSA)

  • Expansion & Sustainability of Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SAMHSA)

  • Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (SAMHSA)

  • Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health (OMH)


You can find the full SAMHSA announcement and details on all grant programs here. You can also visit the BHLC Grant page for some of the relevant grant opportunities!

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