SAMHSA Awards Up to
$6.4 Million in Grants for Children's Mental Health Systems in
American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities
Maryland: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has awarded $6,400,000 in grants to tribal and urban American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
The "Circles of Care" grants will help fund holistic, community-based systems of care that support mental health and wellness for their children, youth and families.
"The grants will help more American Indian and Alaskan Native young people from birth to age 25 receive care needed for behavioral health problems," said SAMHSA Administrator, Pamela S. Hyde. "When we intervene early in culturally relevant ways, the lives of young people are kept on track and years of disability and harm can be prevented."
New grantees will receive up to $312,000 each year for up to three years.
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