The Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services Grant Program (Adolescents at Risk) is one of SAMHSA?s Service-to-Science Grants programs. The purpose of the Adolescents at Risk program is to evaluate voluntary school-based programs that focus on identification and referral of high school youth who are at risk for suicide or suicide attempts. Eligible applicants are local educational agencies or nonprofit entities in conjunction with local educational agencies. Grant funds may not be used to pay for direct treatment services.
Grantees in the Adolescents at Risk program may use their grant funds for all of the allowable Phase II activities described in the STS-05 PA. In addition, grantees may use their grant funds for the following activities:
* Implementing school-based programs that identify, assess, and refer youth at risk for suicide or suicide attempts. [Note, however, that grants funds may not be used to pay for direct treatment services.]
* Training of personnel who will be involved in implementing the school-based suicide prevention program.
* Obtaining parental consent and ensuring that the families of youth at risk identified by suicide prevention programs receive adequate education about risk for suicide and suicide attempts and assistance in accessing the mental health system.
* Continued development of interagency agreements that will allow referral of youth to appropriate services, including emergency referrals of youth at imminent risk of suicide.
* Continued development of a structured and feasible policy for making decisions about response, referral, and further assessment when youth are identified to be at risk.
The evaluations conducted through the Adolescents at Risk program must focus on assessing whether the programs being evaluated are successful in linking at-risk youth to mental health services, as well as the extent to which families of at-risk youth accept treatment recommendations and are satisfied with school-based suicide prevention services.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services_Projects of Regional and National Significance
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services Grant Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services