New Grant Opportunities
SAMHSA Announces New Efforts To Advance Evidence-based Practices for Opioid Use and Serious Mental Illness
SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year 2018 Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness grants. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance (TA) for the implementation and provision of evidence-based treatment and recovery support programs for individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI). The program aims to establish a national center to deliver TA to providers, programs, and communities across the nation. SAMHSA’s $14.5 million Clinical Support Services for SMI TA Center will provide training and education to providers across the country to treat the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Up to $52 Million in Grants To Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants under its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. The funding will be used to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness along with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance. Grantees will also offer treatment for substance use disorders as needed. SAMHSA expects to make as many as 16 grants of up to $500,000 or $1 million annually, depending on the grantee. The grants will be awarded for up to five years and are subject to availability of funds.
SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for Early Diversion Grants
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion grant program totaling up to $13.4 million over the next five years. The purpose of this program is to establish or expand programs that divert adults with a serious mental illness or a co-occurring (mental and substance use) disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based services prior to arrest and booking. Special consideration will be given to applicants proposing to use grant funding to support early diversion services for veterans. SAMHSA expects to fund up to eight grantees with up to $330,000 per year for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
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