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Department Funding Opportunities

We will post funding opportunities on this page as they come available.  Check back frequently for new updates. 

You can find contact information for each funding opportunity in the announcement document link.

Program Division Deadline Link to Announcement Document Additional Documents and Links

First Episode Psychosis Initiative (FEPI)

The primary purpose of the First Episode Psychosis Initiative (FEPI) to adopt, implement, and sustain or expand the Coordinated Specialty Care model for youth and young adults ages fifteen (15) to thirty (30) years old who experience a first episode of psychosis.  The program is intended to increase access, quality, and utilization of services and supports for these youth and young adults and their families.

Mental Health Services October 15, 2018
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Medication Assisted Treatment

The TDMHSAS Division of Substance Abuse Services is requesting applications from public and private entities that provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using the three FDA-approved medications -- methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone-- to expand access to MAT.  The population of focus is individuals who are indigent and have an opioid use disorder.

Substance Abuse Services 
September 28, 2018
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Questions & Responses 9-5-18

Intensive Long-Term Support (ILS) Program

The purpose of Intensive Long-Term Support (ILS) residential services is to provide community-based residential recovery services that safely and successfully meet the recovery needs of people experiencing serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, who would otherwise require longer stays in Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHI) or State-Contracted Psychiatric Hospitals.

Mental Health Services 
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Questions & Responses 8-28-18

Juvenile Justice Reform Local Diversion Grant (JJR Grant)

The primary purpose of the JJR Grant is to expand community-based services and training to provide treatment options for juvenile courts to utilize across the state, specifically services and training that are evidence-based and outcomes oriented. In addition, the JJR Grant aims to support Building Strong Brains (Tennessee’s ACEs Initiative) by supporting youth served by the JJR Grant in building resiliency and educating professionals on responding in a trauma-informed manner.

Mental Health Services 

Deadline Has Passed
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Questions & Responses 8-24-18

Older Adult Program

The primary goal of the Older Adult Program is to provide funds to communities for Care Management for older adults who are not eligible for such services under the Tennessee Medicaid program and are on Medicare or are private pay. 

Mental Health Services 
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School Based Behavioral Health Liaisons

The primary goal of the School Based Behavioral Health Liaison program is to assist schools in implementing universal, trauma-informed practices that prevent and/or mitigate the effects of trauma for students with a Social Emotional Disturbance (SED) or at risk of developing mental health or substance use disorder. School Based Behavioral Health Liaisons will provide support and consultation to teachers and school personnel in implementing schoolwide trauma-informed practices, training and education to school personnel in behavioral health topics and trauma-informed approaches, individual and/or group interventions and psychoeducation to students to develop positive coping and de-escalation strategies, and liaison services to foster positive relationships between the school and families.

Mental Health Services
Deadline Has Passed
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Questions & Responses 8-28-18

Tennessee Move Initiative

The primary purpose of the Tennessee Move Initiative is to successfully transition individuals in long-term units (90 + days) within the TDMHSAS mental health institutes to community based housing by providing short-term intensive support services.

Mental Health Services 
Deadline Has Passed
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