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SAMHSA News - July/August 2005, Volume 13, Number 4

SAMHSA Awards First 2005 Grants

SAMHSA has announced the Agency's first grant awards for Fiscal Year 2005.

The awards include 30 grants totaling $59.5 million over 5 years to provide substance abuse and mental health services to homeless individuals, and 12 grants totaling $15.5 million in funding over 3 years to colleges and universities for campus screening and brief interventions to combat underage drinking.

Other grant award announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Treatment for Homelessness Grants

These grants will support treatment programs and other services for people who are homeless, as well as people who are at imminent risk for becoming homeless because they are sharing another person's residence on a temporary basis.

"There are 2 to 3 million Americans homeless at some point each year," said SAMHSA Administrator Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W. "Of these, an estimated 20 percent have a serious mental illness, and up to half of those with a serious mental illness also have an alcohol or drug use problem."

These 30 awards in 20 states build on the 34 grants funded in 2004. The awards for 2005 are up to $400,000 per year in total costs. Continuation of these awards is subject to availability of funds, as well as the progress achieved by the grantees.

This year's grantees for Treatment for the Homeless Projects and their award amounts are as follows:

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, AK. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Anchorage, AK. $399,630 per year for 5 years.

  • Decisions Point, Inc., Springdale, AR. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Homeless Health Care, Los Angeles, CA. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Division, Salinas, CA. $399,951 per year for 5 years.

  • Phoenix Programs, Inc., Concord, CA. $399,695 per year for 5 years.

  • Columbus House, Inc., New Haven, CT. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Mental Health Care, Inc., Tampa, FL. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Hope Center, Inc., Lexington, KY. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • People Encouraging People, Baltimore, MD. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Institute for Health and Recovery, Cambridge, MA. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Kent County CMH Authority of CMHSA Network, Grand Rapids, MI. $359,761 per year for 5 years.

  • Burrell Behavioral Health, Springfield, MO. $363,398 per year for 5 years.

  • Swope Health Services and Model Cities Health Corp. of Kansas, Kansas City, MO. $399,892 per year for 5 years.

  • West Care Nevada, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Newark Department of Health and Human Services, Newark Homeless Health Care Project, Newark, NJ. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Presbyterian Medical Services, Santa Fe, NM. $399,956 per year for 5 years.

  • Clear View Center, Albany, NY. $399,998 per year for 5 years.

  • E.A.C., Inc., Bronx, NY. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Institute for Community Living, Inc., New York, NY. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Odyssey House, Inc., New York, NY. $391,868 per year for 5 years.

  • St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York Department of Community Medicine, New York, NY. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Westchester County Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, White Plains, NY. $399,999 per year for 5 years.

  • Southeast, Inc., Columbus, OH. $399,978 per year for 5 years.

  • DePaul Treatment Centers, Inc., Portland, OR. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Josephine County Human Services Department, Grants Pass, OR. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc., Columbia, SC. $399,892 per year for 5 years.

  • Tarrant Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Fort Worth, TX. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Spokane County Community Services, Spokane, WA. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

  • Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee, Inc., Milwaukee, WI. $400,000 per year for 5 years.

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Campus Screening and Brief Intervention Grants

These 12 grants for Targeted Capacity Expansion Campus Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) are designed to expand existing campus-based medical services by integrating into student health programs both screening for substance abuse and brief interventions to motivate students to take actions needed to end alcohol or drug abuse.

Substance abuse is a well-documented problem on college and university campuses. The new grants will assist colleges and universities with their efforts to reduce the health and social consequences of substance abuse.

"A person's life is shaped in late adolescence and early adulthood. Drug and alcohol abuse can seriously derail an individual's emotional and social growth," Mr. Curie said. "College and university health service centers provide an ideal setting to identify and intervene early with students who are abusing drugs or alcohol. Brief and early intervention can help keep students on track towards healthy and productive lives."

The colleges and universities are expected to screen and refer students in need to appropriate treatment, using either university or community-based providers.

This year's Targeted Capacity Expansion Campus SBI grantees and award amounts are as follows:

  • Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. $493,224 per year for 3 years.

  • UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program, Los Angeles, CA. $500,000 per year for 3 years.

  • University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. $364,064 per year for 3 years.

  • University of Delaware Center for Counseling, Newark, DE. $403,297 per year for 3 years.

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, University Health Services, Honolulu, HI. $433,225 over 3 years.

  • University Health Services, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. $473,789 per year for 3 years.

  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA. $500,000 per year for 3 years.

  • Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA. $500,000 per year for 3 years.

  • New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NV. $500,000 per year for 3 years.

  • Research Foundation of SUNY, State University of New York at Albany, NY. $465,403 per year for 3 years.

  • University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Health Promotion, El Paso, TX. $451,500 per year for 3 years.

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. $381,310 per year for 3 years.

In the coming weeks, SAMHSA will announce other grants including the Agency's Young Offender Reentry Program (TI-04-002), the Strategic Prevention Framework grants (SP-04-002), Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination (TI-00-006), and Co-occurring State Incentive grants (SM-04-020).

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