SAMHSA News Release

Date: 1/17/2013 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to nearly $6.3 million in Statewide Family Network grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Statewide Family Network grants totaling up to nearly $6.3 million over the course of a three year period. The purpose of this program is to create state capacity and infrastructure that will enable families to act as catalysts for mental health and other system change by developing community-based, family-driven and youth-guided systems of care for children and adolescents with serious mental health needs.
These grants will provide information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious mental health need and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development.
SAMHSA expects that grants of up to 60,000 each year for up to three years will be provided to up to 30 selected grantees. Grantees can receive an additional $10,000 per year for projects that include a youth leadership component. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that meet the criteria for consumer-controlled organizations and are not recipients of a SAMHSA Statewide Family Network grant in the 2012-2015 cohort. See Section III-1 of the RFA for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for SM-13-003 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 7, 2013. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Elizabeth Sweet at (240)-276-1925 or questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240)-276-1408 or

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Last updated: 1/17/2013 3:03 PM

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