The Statewide Consumer Network Program is to strengthen the capacity of statewide mental health peer-led organizations to partner with state efforts to improve mental health support system and related services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or serious emotional disturbance (SED) as agents of transformation.
Donor Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 3 Years
The SCN grant program also seeks to address the needs of underserved and under-represented individuals; individuals from diverse sexual orientations and gender identities; those with histories of chronic homelessness or involvement with the criminal justice system; individuals in rural settings; older adults; and those with mental illness and co-occurring disorders (COD).
The goals of the program are to:
- Enhance participation, voice, leadership, and empowerment of individuals with lived experience statewide to effect systems change and improve the quality of mental health services.
- Facilitate access to evidence-based and peer-delivered mental health practices.
- Enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities within mental health services and/or mental health peer support providers across the state related to recovery and peer support, and peer engagement/empowerment.
- Emphasize and build leadership within peer-led organizations in communities across the state, as well as through partnerships and collaboration with allied stakeholders.
- Build infrastructure, capacity, and sustainability of statewide peer-led organizations.
- Promote activities related to fostering leadership and management skills with mental health peers and peer-led organizations; engaging individuals with lived experience of serious mental illness (including those from underserved populations) via training, awareness, outreach and support; strengthening organizational relationships with state, regional, and local government entities and community stakeholders; and identifying and implementing technical assistance to promote mental health peer involvement, peer support, and mental
- Estimated Total Available Funding: $1,143,099.
- Estimated Award Amount: Up to $120,000 per year.
- Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years.
Applicants may propose to use funds for the following activities:
- Support training and technical assistance to enhance the capacity and sustainability for peer-operated organizations including, but not limited to, the following:
- Organizational development and growth;
- Non-profit management;
- Community development;
- Business practices, including marketing and communications;
- Services financing;
- Informed decision-making;
- Mobile crisis teams/scope of practice
- Respite care;
- Leadership development; and
- Technology and digital peer support.
- Developing partnerships and other activities that may sustain or advance peerled systems and services, such as establishing designated collaborating organization relationships with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.
- Collaborate with state networks representing children and youth with mental health conditions and their families or caregivers.
Eligible applicants are states and territories (Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau), including the District of Columbia, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations, 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 more information, visit Grants.gov.