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HHS & SAMHSA Announce $36.9 Million in Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a funding opportunity of $36.9 million through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These funds are allocated for grant programs dedicated to supporting behavioral health services nationwide, aligning with the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on tackling the overdose and mental health crises as outlined in the Unity Agenda.

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra emphasized the commitment to equipping communities with essential resources for addressing mental health and substance use needs. Recognizing the positive impact of community-based behavioral health services on health equity, Secretary Becerra stated, “Supporting the development and delivery of these services promotes positive outcomes across the country.”
Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and SAMHSA leader, highlighted the significance of SAMHSA grant programs in implementing comprehensive, evidence-based strategies. These initiatives aim to prevent and address substance misuse while promoting mental health on a national scale.
The available grant funding opportunities include:
  1. $8.1 million for Prevention Technology Transfer Centers, focusing on training and technical assistance services to enhance the delivery of substance use prevention strategies for all age groups.
  2. $10 million for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), implementing the SBIRT public health model in primary care and community health settings, with a specific focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use.
  3. $5 million for Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis, providing trauma-informed interventions to those at clinical high risk for psychosis up to 25 years of age.
  4. $6.2 million for First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, supporting first responders with resources for training, administering naloxone, and distributing FDA-approved opioid overdose reversal medications, especially for populations disproportionately impacted by overdose.
  5. $5.4 million for Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities, aiming to expand SUD education in health professions programs, ensuring students have foundational knowledge to identify and treat addiction, support recovery, and address related stigma.
  6. $1.1 million for the Statewide Consumer Network Program, enhancing the capacity of mental health consumer-run organizations to transform mental health service systems to be consumer-centered and recovery-focused.
  7. $1.1 million for the Statewide Family Network Program, providing resources to mental health family-controlled organizations to engage with family members and caregivers raising children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbance.

Click here to view all funding opportunities.

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