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Funding Opportunity for Indigenous Project LAUNCH

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) No. SM-17-004

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements

(Short Title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for FY 2017 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian/Alaskan (AI/AN) Native Communities and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH). The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.

Approximately $8,500,000 is available to fund up to 13 grants at $550,000 each for up to 5 years.

WHO CAN APPLY: Federally recognized American Indian/Alaskan Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions.

HOW TO APPLY: The FOA is available on the SAMHSA website at:, FOA # SM-17-004.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications must be received by 03/01/2017.

PRE-APPLICATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES: SAMHSA will be offering a series of webinars and conference calls for prospective applicants interested in applying for Indigenous Project LAUNCH

The webinars will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST


Dial in phone number: (800) 988-9391

Participant Passcode: LAUNCH


Conference number: RWXW2495640 Audience passcode: LAUNCH

Note: Registration is not required for these events. The phone line and internet link will be live 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

The conference calls will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and Thursday,

February 9, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST


Dial in phone number: (888)928-9713

Participant Passcode: LAUNCH

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Project LAUNCH staff via e-mail at For grants management and budget questions contact Gwen Simpson at or (240) 276-1408.

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