Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity entitled “Statewide Consumer Network Program.”
The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are under-served and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders; sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private non-profit entities, Tribes, and Urban Indian organizations that are mental health consumer-operated organizations for at least two years and are not operating under the umbrella of another organization. To expand the impact of this program and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or Tribe. In addition, SAMHSA will fund at least three Tribes/Tribal organizations for this announcement and may need to skip fund to do so.
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $855,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 9
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $95,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 3 years
Application Due: April 23, 2018