The Secretary may not award a grant under this section to an eligible entity unless the eligible entity agrees, with respect to the costs to be incurred by the eligible entity in carrying out the activities described in subsection (d), to make available non-Federal contributions (in cash or in kind) toward such costs in an amount that is not less than 10 percent of the total amount of Federal funds provided in the grant.
42 U.S. Code § 280h–6. Infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment
(a) GrantsThe Secretary shall—
(1)award grants to eligible entities to develop, maintain, or enhance infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment programs, including—
programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance; and
multigenerational therapy and other services that support the caregiving relationship; and
(b) Eligible children and entitiesIn this section:
(1) Eligible childThe term “eligible child” means a child from birth to not more than 12 years of age who—
is at risk for, shows early signs of, or has been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance; and
(2) Eligible entityThe term “eligible entity” means a human services agency or nonprofit institution that—
employs licensed mental health professionals who have specialized training and experience in infant and early childhood mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, or is accredited or approved by the appropriate State agency, as applicable, to provide for children from infancy to 12 years of age mental health promotion, intervention, or treatment services; and
(d) Use of funds for early intervention and treatment programsAn eligible entity may use amounts awarded under a grant under subsection (a)(1) to carry out the following:
Provide age-appropriate mental health promotion and early interventionservices or mental illness treatment services, which may include specialized programs, for eligible children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance. Such services may include social and behavioral services as well as multigenerational therapy and other services that support the caregiving relationship.
Provide training for health care professionals with expertise in infant and early childhood mental health care with respect to appropriate and relevant integration with other disciplines such as primary care clinicians, early intervention specialists, child welfare staff, home visitors, early care and education providers, and others who work with young children and families.
Provide training for mental health clinicians in infant and early childhood in promising and evidence-based practices and models for infant and early childhood mental health treatment and early intervention, including with regard to practices for identifying and treating mental illness and behavioral disorders of infants and children resulting from exposure or repeated exposure to adverse childhood experiences or childhood trauma.
(e) Matching funds
(f) Authorization of appropriations