"Now is the Time" Project AWARE Local Educational Agency Grants

Grant

  • Type: Federal
  • Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $50,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Jun 16, 2014

Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are Local Educational Agencies or consortia of LEAs, as defined by section 9101 (41) of the ESEA. Applicants for this announcement are also required to apply for the Department of Educations’ LEA School Climate Transformation grants or your application will be screened out. 

Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to assist Local Educational Agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and local communities to detect and respond to mental illness in school-aged youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment. These individuals will be trained in Mental Health First Aid or Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Therefore, eligibility is being limited to LEAs since these individuals have substantial involvement and access to children and youth in both school settings and local communities and can begin to immediately implement the goals and objectives of this program.


Additional Info:
Contact Information
Program Issues

Michelle Bechard
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 6-1097
Rockville MD 20857
240-276-1872
LEA_AWARE@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov