School-Based Mental Health Grants

SAMHSA will award $47,600,000 to schools to support mental health programs

As a virtual health solution for the SAMHSA Project AWARE and ReCAST grants, Let’s Talk Interactive can provide assistance and guidance for the application process. We are not permitted to apply; however, our platform addresses the call for innovation.

Whether you are looking to build a virtual care ecosystem for your education system or develop specific virtual care programs and features, Let’s Talk Interactive is the ideal partner to make the end-to-end process easy, fast and safe. Furthermore, we are experienced in building mental health support programs in schools. Take a look at the programs we develop and implement throughout school districts in Florida.

Our team will work with you to complete essential steps and apply for funding. 

School-based telemental health

LTI's school-based telehealth programs were featured in Parents Magazine. 

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Step-by-Step Process

Implementing a telehealth program can make a vast impact on your community – from improving access to care to overcoming provider shortages, and making care more affordable. Federal grant and reimbursement programs can help offset the costs associated with building a telehealth infrastructure.

Grant Process

Project AWARE Grant Description

The purpose of Project AWARE is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients are expected to build collaborative partnerships with the State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agency (LEA), Tribal Education Agency (TEA), the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA), community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. Grant recipients will leverage their partnerships to implement mental health related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention, and resilience activities to ensure that students have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. SAMHSA expects that this program will promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

Eligibility: Eligible entities are States; political subdivisions of States (e.g., county, LEA); Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service, or other domestic public or private nonprofit entities.).

Deadline: Project AWARE applications are due 10/13/22

ReCAST Grant Description

The purpose of this program is to promote resilience, trauma-informed approaches, and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest, community violence, and/or collective trauma within the past 24 months; and assist high-risk youth and families through the implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. SAMHSA expects ReCAST to be guided by a community-based coalition of residents, non-profit organizations, and other entities (e.g., health and human service providers, schools, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, businesses, state and local government, law enforcement, and employment, housing, and transportation services agencies).


Eligible entities are States, political subdivisions of States, local municipalities (e.g., counties, cities, and local governments), public or private non-profit community-based organizations, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as defined in section 5304 of title 25), that have faced civil unrest, community violence and/or collective trauma.

Deadline: ReCAST applications are due 10/17/22

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