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Volume 3, November 2011

SAMHSA Awards Up to $6.4 Million in Grants for Children's Mental Health Systems in American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities
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heart-03Maryland: 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.

smiley-10"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.

Circle of Care Grantees



First Year Award

The Yellowhawk Tribal Center    Pendelton OR $311,140
Yurok Tribe    Klamath CA $291,889
Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation Lame Deer MT $311,337
Fresno American Indian Health Project Fresno CA $311,140
Tohono O'odham Community College   Sells AZ $311,000
Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio  Columbus OH $302,340
American Indian Education Center Parma   OH $302,340

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