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Grants to USA States, Tribes, Health Facilities, and Nonprofits to Improve Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH)

GrantWatch ID# 123678
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
CFDA Number: 93.243
Funding or PIN Number: SM-23-004
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/21/23 11:59 PM ET Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories states, Tribes, health facilities, and nonprofit entities for programs to improve early childhood mental health services. Applicants are advised to complete the required registrations several weeks in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to promote resilience and emotional health for children from birth to age 8.

The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of their development, as well as prepare them to thrive in school and beyond. The awards will also provide local communities or tribes resources to disseminate effective and innovative early childhood mental health practices and services. With this program, SAMHSA aims to promote resilience and emotional health for children, youth, and their families.

Project LAUNCH is designed to build the capacities of adult caregivers of young children to promote healthy social and emotional development; to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders; and to identify and address behavioral concerns before they develop into serious emotional disturbances (SED).

Required Activities:

Allowable Activities:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are States and Territories, including the District of Columbia, political subdivisions of States, 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.

For-profit organizations and foreign entities are not eligible to apply for SAMHSA awards.

Standard Funding Restrictions:

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on March 21, 2023.

All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you must start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process.

Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and

Application Forms and Resources:

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $800,000 per year per award.

Term of Contract
Anticipated Project Start Date: 9/30/2023
Anticipated Award Date: 8/31/2023
Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years

Contact Information
Program Issues:

Brooke Sims, Government Project Officer
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1861

Grants Management and Budget Issues:

Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1400

If you encounter problems when submitting your application in, you must attempt to resolve them by contacting the Service Desk at the following:
- By e-mail:
- By phone: (toll-free) 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS). The Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays.

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