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American Rescue Plan Act – Pediatric Mental Health Care Access – New Area Expansion HRSA-22-121

  • Granting Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Appropriation Amount: $4,450,000
  • Grant Amount: Up to 10 cooperative agreements, Up to $445,000 per year, per award, for the 4-year period of performance, Match – Up to ($89,000) in non-federal matching funds in
    each year from Year 1 to Year 4
  • Announcement Date: January 5, 2022
  • Closing Date: April 5, 2022


Technical Assistance
HRSA has scheduled the following technical assistance: Webinar – Thursday, January 20, 2022, Time: 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Meeting ID: 160 729 5539
Passcode: A9Bf9f9P
If you need to participate by telephone: 1-833 568 8864 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 160 729 5539
Passcode: 26661691
HRSA will record the webinar and make it available at:

Purpose: To promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs.

Eligible Expenditures: (see NOFO for more details)
For the purposes of this funding opportunity, a pediatric mental health care telehealth access program for which funding may be used, shall—
A. support a new or expand an existing statewide or regional network of pediatric mental health care teams that provide support to pediatric primary care sites
as an integrated team;
B. support and further develop organized state or regional networks of pediatric mental health care teams to provide consultative support to pediatric primary
care sites;
C. conduct an assessment of critical behavioral consultation needs among pediatric providers and such providers’ preferred mechanisms for receiving
consultation, training, and technical assistance;
D. develop a new or enhance an existing online database and communication mechanism, including telehealth, to facilitate consultation support to pediatric
primary care practices;
E. provide rapid statewide or regional clinical telephone or telehealth consultations when requested between the pediatric mental health care teams
and pediatricPCPs conduct training and provide technical assistance to pediatric primary care providers to support the early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and referral
of children with behavioral health conditions;
G. provide information to pediatric providers and assist pediatric providers in accessing pediatric mental health care providers, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, developmental behavioral pediatricians, and licensed mental health professionals, such as psychologists, social workers, or mental health counselors and in scheduling and conducting technical assistance;
H. assist with referrals to specialty care and community or behavioral health resources; and
I. establish mechanisms for measuring and monitoring increased access to pediatric mental health care services by pediatric primary care providers and expanded capacity of pediatric primary care providers to identify, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions.

Eligible 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)) that are not
currently funded under HRSA-18-122, HRSA-19-096, and HRSA-21-122 are eligible to apply (i.e., existing recipients of HRSA PMHCA awards or other entities within funded states are not eligible to apply).
Please note that Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations in states with existing awards are eligible to apply separately; however, other eligible applicants that are currently receiving HRSA PMHCA awards are not
eligible to apply.

Additional Resources for Applicants can be found in the NOFO