The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Planning and Developing Infrastructure to Promote the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Families in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities
(Short Title: Circles of Care) grants.
The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, evidence and community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health for children, youth, and families.
These grants are intended to increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities.
Circles of Care grant recipients will focus on the need to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability of such services for the target population.
The program has a strong emphasis on cross-system collaboration, inclusion of family, youth and community resources, and cultural approaches.