2019 Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) Applications Due October 26

We are excited to share the good news that the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is funding another year of the Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). We are pleased to be involved in administering this important transformation program for CMHS and look forward to working with this year's awardees to maximize their investment in state mental health transformation. The TTI provides, on a competitive basis, flexible funding awards to states, the District of Columbia, and the Territories to strengthen innovative programs.  

For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019, SAMHSA will award TTI grants of up to $150,000 to up to twenty (20) states or territories for projects to establish and expand comprehensive, crisis psychiatric bed registry programs. Such efforts should track and monitor the availability of psychiatric beds but can also include the tracking of other crisis service supports such as crisis assessment centers, crisis residential programs, respites, mobile crisis teams, and centralized crisis call centers. These flexible TTI funds will be used to identify, adopt, and strengthen transformative initiatives and activities that can be implemented in the state, through either a new initiative or expansion of one already underway. 

All proposals must focus on SMI and/or SED populations and all states and territories are eligible to apply.  

All states and territories are eligible to apply, the application is attached, and all proposals are due back to NASMHPD by October 26, 2018.

In addition, we are attaching a paper that is referenced in the TTI Application, Experiences and Lessons Learned in States with On-Line Databases (Registries) of Available Mental Health Crisis, Psychiatric Inpatient, and Community Residential Placements. This paper was developed by NRI and presented at this summer’s Commissioners’ Meeting.  In addition to the paper, we are also attaching 4 powerpoint slides from the NRI presentation that highlights findings from the June 18, 2018 SAMHSA expert meeting on crisis bed registries; both of these resources may be useful as you coordinate your proposal.

We thank CMHS for their continued commitment to enhancing mental health systems and their assistance to states. If you or your staff have any questions regarding the attached TTI application or your proposal, please do not hesitate to contact David Miller, NASMHPD Project Director, our staff lead on this project. He can be reached at 703-399-6892, or david.miller@nasmhpd.org.