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Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast Program)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to local governments in communities that have recently faced civil unrest and assists communities with developing effective community responses to trauma caused by mass protests, violence related to law enforcement issues, and other community disruptions. Promotes resiliency, equity, and well-being for at-risk youth and families by implementing and increasing access to trauma-informed behavioral health services, evidence-based violence prevention programs, and community youth engagement efforts. Sustains positive community change through coalitions of state and local government, residents, and community organizations, including nonprofits, health and human services providers, schools, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, businesses, law enforcement, and employment, housing, and transportation services.

Program goals include:

  • Promoting well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based, participatory approaches
  • Creating more equitable access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources
  • Integrating behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health, such as law enforcement practices, transportation, employment, and housing policies
  • Creating change through community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance, and capacity building
  • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate

Required program activities involve:

  • Establishing and engaging a diverse coalition of stakeholders in the community to provide guidance and leadership on program activities. Coalition members should be comprised of:
    • Local education agencies
    • Community leaders and members
    • Family and youth representatives
    • Local public agencies such as behavioral health, law enforcement, health and human services providers, and other child, family and community-servicing providers
    • Other local partners such as clergy and faith-based organizations, businesses, public or private universities or colleges, and nonprofit organization
  • Conducting a community needs and resources assessment within three months of the grant award
  • Developing and implementing a community strategic plan to address program goals, build partnerships, and bring awareness of issues faced by high-risk youth and their families within six months of the grant award
  • Developing a memorandum of understanding demonstrating the commitment of persons within the community in positions of leadership and authority to support program activities
  • Identifying and implementing trauma-informed behavioral health services, evidence-based violence prevention, community engagement programs, and other culturally specific and developmentally appropriate strategies that address the needs of high-risk youth, families, and community members
  • Providing training in trauma-informed approaches to first responders, educators, clergy, and health and human services providers
  • Providing peer support activities for high risk youth and families

Allowable program activities support:

  • Coordinating with housing and employment programs
  • Providing Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and other mental health literacy training for first responders, school personnel, clergy, parents, health and human services providers, and other child, family, and community-serving providers
  • Providing cultural competency and implicit bias reduction training to educators, first responders, and other community service providers
  • Providing activities to address behavioral health disparities and the social determinants of health
  • Providing training for law enforcement focused on increasing positive police-community relationships
  • Providing self-care activities for first responders, educators, and health and human services providers to reduce secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue
  • Providing workforce training in behavioral health aspects related to disaster recovery and crisis response for mental health professionals, disaster recovery workers, and law enforcement
  • Providing individual and group counseling for grief and loss to support children, adolescents, and other family members

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $8,808,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are local municipalities, such as counties, cities, and local governments, in partnership with community-based organizations that have faced civil unrest within the past 24 months from the posting of the funding announcement. This program defines civil unrest as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues.

Applicants must provide a signed statement of assurance identifying key partners with whom established partnerships exist.

Grantees that received funding under SM-17-009 Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (ReCast) in fiscal year (FY) 2017 and 2018 are not eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
CAPT Maryann Robinson

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan

For grant review process and application status questions:
Arvinda Khatri

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Employment • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Housing and Homelessness • Mental Health • Parents, Families, and Children • Social Services • Transportation • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth