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Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast)


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Application Deadline: Oct 17, 2022


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to communities that have faced civil unrest, community violence, and/or collective trauma within the past 24 months. 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:

  • Build, support, and promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based, participatory approaches that create change through community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance, and capacity building
  • 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 (SDOH), such as law enforcement practices, transportation, employment, and housing policies
  • 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 6 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 within 6 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 9 months of the grant award
  • 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

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 per year
Project period: Up to 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

Who Can Apply

States, political subdivisions of states, local municipalities such as counties, cities, and local governments, public or private nonprofit community-based organizations, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations that have faced civil unrest, community violence, and/or collective trauma within the past 24 months.

Grantees that received a Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (ReCast) award under announcement SM-21-012 in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and FY 2022 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

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:
Jennifer Treger

For grants management or budget questions:

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