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SAMHSA Funding Opportunity re: Community Crisis Response Partnerships

  • 1.  SAMHSA Funding Opportunity re: Community Crisis Response Partnerships

    Posted 06-10-2022 21:18
    Hi Association Executives- 

    We wanted to share this Notice of Funding Opportunity that was recently announced by SAMHSA for Cooperative Agreements for Innovative Community Crisis Response Partnerships

    The purpose of this program is to create or enhance existing mobile crisis response teams to divert adults, children, and youth experiencing mental health crises from law enforcement in high-need community(ies). This program recognizes a high-need community as a community where mobile crisis services are absent or inconsistent, where most mental health crises are responded to by first responders, and/or where first responders are not adequately trained or equipped to diffuse mental health crises. Grant recipients will be expected to utilize SAMHSA's National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practice Toolkit as a guide for best practices in the delivery of mobile crisis services.

    Eligible applicants are States and Territories, including the District of Columbia, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service, or other public or private nonprofit entities.

    The application deadline is July 25, 2022.

    Keisha Pitts
    National Council for Mental Wellbeing
    Washington DC