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AWARE pre-application NOFO webinar

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2023), Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) (Short Title: AWARE) NOFO SM-23-001.

The purpose of this program is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Recipients are expected to build collaborative partnerships with the State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agency (LEA), Tribal Education Agency (TEA), the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA), community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. Award recipients will leverage their partnerships to implement mental health-related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention, and resilience activities to ensure that school-aged youth have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. With this program, SAMHSA aims to promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

Eligible applicants are States and Territories, including the District of Columbia; political subdivisions of States (e.g., county, LEA); Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 5304 of title 25); health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service; or other public or private non-profit entities. Recipients who received funding under the Project AWARE NOFOs SM-20-016, SM-21-006, SM-22-001, or SM-22-018 are not eligible to apply under this announcement.

Date and Time: 
March 22, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm