New Federal Funding Opportunity from SAMHSA

DMH would like to announce a new Federal Funding Opportunity from SAMHSA. Please see the summary below.

FOA Number:


Application Due Date:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements for the Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements). The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth (birth-21) with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. This program will support the widescale operation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).

This cooperative agreement will support the provision of mental health and related recovery support services to children and youth with SED and those with early signs and symptoms of serious mental illness (SMI), including first episode psychosis (FEP), and their families.


Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health is already a grant recipient therefore, only a Local Unit of Government can apply (county, city, or town).

Award Information:

Funding Mechanism:

Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding:


Anticipated Number of Awards:


Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $1 million for Local Units of Government.

Length of Project:

Four years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?:


Proposed budgets cannot exceed $3,000,000 for state applicants and $1,000,000 for political subdivisions of states, tribes, tribal organizations, and territories total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Additional Information and Instructions can be found at the link below:

If you have any questions about the State of Illinois' Implementation of our Illinois United for Youth Cooperative Agreement please contact:

Lisa J. Betz, LCSW, LCPC

Deputy Director-Child and Adolescent Services

IDHS, Division of Mental Health

401 S. Clinton, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60607

312-793-1372 office

773-304-7171 cell