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SAMHSA to grant up to $51.8 million for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

May 30, 2012
by Dennis Grantham
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Applications for Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation Center grants, due June 26


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $51.8 million in total funding over the course of four years for National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category II, Treatment and Services Adaptation Center grants. This initiative aims at improving treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. The grants also promote greater access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents and help support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for communities across the nation.
SAMHSA expects that up to 16 grantees will receive funding from $600,000 to $1,000,000 per year over the course of up to 4 years – however the actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
WHO CAN APPLY:  Domestic public and private nonprofit entities. [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information].
HOW TO APPLY:  Applications for RFA No. SM-12-006 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889] or by downloading the application at
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using
APPLICATION DUE DATE: June 26, 2012. Applications must be received by the due date and on time to be considered for review.  Please carefully review Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Ken Curl at (240) 276-0401 or For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or