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New Grant Opportunity through SAMHSA: “Now is the Time” Project Aware

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a grant titled “Now is the Time” Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education). The purpose of the program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment.

When is the Deadline? Monday, June 16th, 2014

Who Can Apply? Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or consortia of LEAs: LEAs are public school districts and charter schools and/or cooperative education boards designated as LEAs by state law

Award Information: Up to 100 awards are expected to be made. Anticipated award amount is up to $50,000 per year, with a length of project of up to 2 years. There is no match required.

Other Useful Information: Applicants for this grant are also required to also apply for the Department of Educations’ School Climate Transformation Grant for LEAs due June 23rd, 2014. The RFP for that grant can be found at:

Where Can I Get More Information? Get complete program information and the application at the program page on

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