“The Time is Now” Project Aware is a SAMHSA Grant opportunity. Its purpose is to:

  • Build and expand the capacity of state educational agencies
  • Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
  • Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth
  • Detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults
  • Connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services.

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1.95 million/year

Submission deadline: June 16, 2014

State Educational Agencies Grant (SEA)

$34.1 Million for Project Aware
$4.7 Million for Mental Health First Aid
Up to 20 awards of $1.9 million  (up to $236,000 per year for MHFA Component 2) for up to 5 years

Local Educational Agencies Grant (LEA)
$9.4 million for Mental Health First Aid
Up to 100 awards (up to $50,000 per year for MHFA) for up to 2 years

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