Please be aware that the application window for the opportunity listed will likely be shorter than is typical for MCHB.
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
HRSA is planning to release a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to expand the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access program (PMHCA) into areas not currently funded by HRSA. HRSA will fund up to 32 new projects with this opportunity. The federal funding level is up to $445,000 per year for a 5-year period of performance.
Section 2712 of the American Rescue Plan Act further describes this opportunity.
General details include:
- Program purpose: To promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. The program will support statewide or regional networks of pediatric mental health care teams, consisting of a psychiatrist(s), a licensed mental health professional(s), and a care coordinator. The teams will provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers who can then screen, assess, treat and refer children with behavioral health conditions.
- Applicants: States, political subdivisions of states, and Indian tribes and tribal organizations, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. § 450b) are eligible to apply. Existing recipients of HRSA PMHCA awards (HRSA-18-122 and HRSA-19-096) or other entities within funded states, are not eligible to apply.