The grant programs are:
- Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education): This grant program develops sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients will build a collaborative partnership that includes the State Education Agency, the Local Education Agency, the State Mental Health Agency, community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. This grant will fund up to $5.4 million from the American Rescue Plan over 5 years for up to three grant awards.
- Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention (GLS): This grant program enhances mental health services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbances, or substance use. This grant program will fund up to $2.2 million, including $102,000 from the American Rescue Plan, over three years for up to 22 grant awards.
- GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program: This grant program supports states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools and educational institutions, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child- and youth-serving organizations. This grant program will fund up to $4.4 million over five years, including $3.7 million from the American Rescue Plan, for up to six grantees.
- Statewide Family Network (SFN) Program: This grant program enhances the capacity of statewide mental health family-controlled organizations (i.e., organizations where families help other families improve their lives) to support families and caregivers who are raising children, youths, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances. This program will serve as a catalyst for transforming mental health and related systems in states by strengthening coalitions led by family-controlled organizations, and between family members, policy makers, and service providers. This grant program will fund up to $1.6 million over three years for up to 13 grant awards.
- Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED): This grant program, also known as the System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants, improves mental health outcomes for children and youth who have SED, from birth through age 21, and their families. This program will help create sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI). The grant program will fund up to $10.4 million over four years, for up to 10 grantees.
- The Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (CHR-P): This grant program helps to identify youth and young adults no older than 25 who are at clinical high risk for psychosis and provide evidence-based interventions in a trauma-informed manner to prevent the onset of these conditions. The grant program will fund up to $7.2 million over four years, for up to 18 grantees.
- OMH Demonstrating Policy Effectiveness to Promote Black Youth Mental Health Initiative: This initiative aims to identify health and wellness policies that are successful in improving Black youth mental health, including suicide prevention.
More information on the National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health is available at HHS.gov/HHSTour.