TTI 2023 Information Page

This year’s TTI umbrella topic holds relevance and value for all states and territories: 988 expansion and improvement and expansion of crisis services. Its five unique subtopics encourage creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and coalition-building opportunities. TTI offers funding, TA, learning opportunities, networking, and enveloping support from NASMHPD staff to help guide your team to achieve your intended outcomes and transform your systems on your timeline. Hear former recipients describe their TTI experience HERE.

For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023, SAMHSA will award 50 TTI awards of $250,000 to states and territories on the following five (5) topics directly related to implementing and expanding 988 and crisis services:

  1. Workforce Development

  2. Children & Adolescents

  3. Building Crisis Services that Serve Under-resourced Minority Communities

  4. Crisis and Community Trauma

  5. Facilitating Timely Access to Community Based Mental Health Services (CMHCs/CCBHCs)

For any questions or concerns please contact tticontact[at]


Deliverables Date Information
Monthly Reports 1st of each month

Please submit two versions of your monthly report: one Word document and one PDF. Remember: your PDF monthly report will serve as your invoice, so make sure it is signed.

The template can be found HERE

Monthly Call Monthly

Each month you will meet virtually with NASMHPD’s TTI team and their subject matter experts to provide an update on your work and coordinate TA.

Snapshot Report August 2023

In August 2023you will be asked to submit a brief report summarizing your work thus far.


  • Resource Guide available HERE.
  • TTI 2023 Consultant Overview: The TTI team created an overview of consultants that TTI2023 recipients can work with through NASMHPD. Recording HERE.
  • TTI FY 2023 Directory:

    FY 2023 Directory

Meet and Greets

NASMHPD hosts meet and greets to encourage networking and collaboration between TTI participant.

Information Exchanges

NASMHPD hosts virtual information exchanges monthly for TTI participants and their partners. Topics and presenters will be chosen that directly relate to your work in 988 readiness and crisis services.

  • CSTS Information Exchange: History, Context, Capabilities, and Working Together with States: Brian Flyn discusses tools and what the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress can offer TTI states. Recording HERE.
  • FREDLA's Achieving Positive Outcomes: Using Family Engagement as a Core Strategy. Recording HERE.
  • WICHE Information Exchange. WICHE, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, discusses the TA opportunities available. Recording HERE.
  • Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) Learning Community: Twelve, hour and a half sessions on monthly peer learning opportunities designed to increase the understanding and quality implementation of MFSS models. Recordings HERE.
  • Systems Change Roundtable: Tools for Building and Healing Communities: Watch HERE.
  • Workforce Development Learning Community:
    • Session One: Led by NASMHPD's Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Wendy Morris, accompanied by Kentucky's Beth Kuhn and Vestena Robbins. Watch HERE.
    • Session Two: Led by NASMHPD’s Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Wendy Morris, joined by Ann Darling from the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health and Stephen Phillippi from LSU. Watch HERE.
    • Session Three: Led by NASMHPD's Peer Support Coordinator, Justin Volpe, and joined by the Technical Assistance Collaborative. Watch HERE.
    • Session Four: Moderated by NASMHPD's Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Wendy Morris, joined by Vesper Moore, Nze Okoronta, and Shaunna Edwards. Watch HERE.
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative: The Importance of Developing Culturally Relevant, Peer-Supported Crisis Response Systems: Watch HERE.
  • Elevating Youth Voices and Engagement in Systems Change: Insights from Youth MOVE: View HERE.
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative: Knowledge Bites:
    • #1: How to Address Overdose Risks Among People Experiencing Homelessness: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #2: Using Telehealth and Parent and Youth Peers on Mobile Response Teams to Address Workforce Issues in Rural Areas: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #3: Maximizing Medicaid Coverage for Crisis Response, Housing Services, and Employment Supports: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #4: Systems of Care: Designing Mobile Response and Stabilization Services for All: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
    • #5: Effective Coordination Between Crisis Services and Upstream Supportive Housing and Supported Employment Programs: View 2 pager HERE and view the video HERE.
  • Town Hall Meetings:
    • #1: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 1: Faith Communities Respond: View HERE.
    • #2: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 2: Peer-Led Inclusive Approaches: View HERE.
    • #3: Cultivating Connection through Community Initiatives Pt 3: Combatting Loneliness: View HERE.