The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Change in Mind Institute is interested in partnering with Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program applicants.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program totaling up to $23.4 million over the next five years. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including:

  • Programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness including a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of a developing SED in children with a history of in utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants, or other drugs that may impact development
  • Multigenerational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships

Programs funded under this funding opportunity announcement must be evidence-informed or evidence-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Through the Change in Mind Institute, the Alliance wishes to explore partnerships with members to help strengthen proposals by including the building of executive functioning and self-regulation skills and exploring innovative approaches that integrate brain science research.

If your organization intends to apply for this SAMSA opportunity, and is interested in discussing the availability and focus of technical assistance, training tools, and consultation for inclusion into your application contact Jennifer Jones, director of the Change in Mind Institute, at 414-335-0621.

For more information or to address questions regarding this SAMHSA grant announcement participate in the SAMHSA Informational Webinar May 17 from 3-4 p.m. CT.

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