Statewide Family Network


Funding Opportunity ID: 310143
Opportunity Number: SM-19-004
Opportunity Title: Statewide Family Network
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.243
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to family-controlled domestic public and private non-profit organizations in states, territories, and tribes. A family-controlled organization is one that has a Board of Directors made up of more than 50 percent family members who have primary daily responsibility for the raising of a child or adolescent (up to 18 years of age) with a serious emotional disturbance; or a young adult up to the age of 26 being served by an Individual Education Plan in transition to the adult mental health system. Applicants must submit a Certificate of Eligibility attesting that they meet the requirements of a family-controlled domestic public or private non-profit organization.Recipients in states and territories who received SFN funding under SM-18-007 are not eligible to apply.
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis
Posted Date: Nov 05, 2018
Close Date: Jan 04, 2019
Last Updated Date: Nov 05, 2018
Award Ceiling: $95,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,448,985
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Statewide Family Network grant program. The purpose of this program is to better respond to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families by providing information, referrals, and support; and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. SAMHSA expects that this program will be a catalyst for transforming mental health and related systems in the state by strengthening coalitions among family organizations and between family members, policy makers, and service providers. The SFN grant program builds upon prior work of SAMHSA to establish a child/adolescent and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with mental health challenges. Although significant progress has been made, further support will help to ensure the development of self-sufficient, empowered networks that will participate in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities associated with improving community-based services for children, youth, adolescents, and young adults with SED. The goals of the SFN program are to: Strengthen network organizational, leadership, and management skills. Foster leadership skills among families of children and adolescents with SED. Work effectively with policy makers and service providers that support the needs of children and adolescents with SED. Promote peer support and social inclusion of families with children and adolescents with SED.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Removed spaces from the description field.

Visit the Official Webpage For More Details on Statewide Family Network