SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short Title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH)

Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian/Alaskan (AI/AN) Native Communities and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH). The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.

This funding opportunity builds on the success of previous cohorts of Project LAUNCH grantees. Previously-funded tribal and territorial grantees have demonstrated the need for resources devoted to early childhood systems and prevention and promotion practices in tribal and territorial communities. Tribal and territorial grantees have also provided evidence of positive impacts on young children and families when resources are focused on early childhood wellness in a culturally-appropriate and strengths-based manner.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; and
  • U.S. Territories and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribal, territorial and Pacific Islander jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Therefore, SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribes or tribal organizations, consortia of tribes or tribal organizations, and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions.

NOTE: Previous and current grantees that received funding under the Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH) FOA# SM-14-004; SM-12-009; SM-10-012; SM-09-009; SM-08-011 and the Cooperative Agreements for Project LAUNCH State/Tribal Expansion (Project LAUNCH Expansion Grants) SM-15-006 are not eligible to apply.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism:
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding:
$7,600,000
Anticipated Number of Awards:
Up to 13
Anticipated Award Amount:
Up to $550,000 per year
Length of Project:
Up to five years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?:
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $550,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2017 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Jennifer A. Oppenheim, PsyD
Senior Advisor on Early Childhood
Lead, Project LAUNCH
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, 14E77D
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-1862
IndigenousLAUNCH@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail)

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1408
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail)