SAMHSA Awards New Grants
SAMHSA recently announced funding for several grant
programs. Awards included more than $28 million to support
efforts to prevent suicide across the Nation, and $145
million to advance community-based programs as part of
SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive
Grants. For a complete listing of SAMHSA grant recipients
for 2006, visit the SAMHSA
Awards include the following:
Strategic Prevention Framework
SAMHSA announced 16 awards totaling $145 million over
5 years to advance Strategic
Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants (SPF
SIGs) to support community-based programs for substance
abuse prevention, mental health promotion, and mental
States and federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations
will receive awards for up to $2.1 million in the first
year. Total funding for 2006 is $29 million. [SP-06-002]
SAMHSA announced the award of 46 grants, totaling $25.7
million, to support a broad array of activities across
the Nation to prevent suicide, including grants funded
through appropriations under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial
Act for youth suicide prevention (see
SAMHSA News article, Depression, Substance Abuse:
Significant Risk Factors for Suicide). Introduced
in Congress by Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) in memory
of his son who died by suicide, the Garrett Lee Smith
Memorial Act is bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce
suicide among youth.
Campus Suicide Prevention, and Youth Suicide
Prevention and Early Intervention. These grants
are awarded under the Campus
Suicide Prevention Grant program, with up to $75,000
per year for up to 3 years, and the state-sponsored Youth
Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program,
with up to $400,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Funded for $2.3 million in 2006, Campus Suicide Prevention
grants assist colleges and universities in their efforts
to prevent suicide and enhance services for students
with mental health problems and substance abuse that
place them at risk for suicide. [SM-06-004]
With almost $4.8 million in 2006 funding, the Youth
Suicide Prevention program supports statewide and tribal
activities to develop and implement youth suicide prevention
and early intervention strategies. [SM-06-005]
Katrina-Related State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention
and Early Intervention. SAMHSA announced
awards of $2.4 million over 3 years to Louisiana and
Mississippi to develop and implement statewide suicide
prevention and early intervention activities to benefit
youth who were adversely impacted by the 2005 hurricanes.
Each state will receive $400,000 per year. These grants
were released during the week of September 10 to coincide
with Suicide Prevention Week. [SM-06-010]
Additional Suicide Prevention Awards.
SAMHSA has made almost $1 million in supplemental grant
funds available this year to the National Suicide Prevention
Resource Center, which provides training, resources,
and prevention support information to organizations and
individuals developing suicide prevention programs, interventions,
and policies. [SM-06-006]
SAMHSA supplemental funds of $369,000 in 2006 will continue
the grant program that manages the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline and its networks.
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Prevention. SAMHSA announced the award of
10 grants, totaling more than $10.1 million over 3 years,
to help local communities expand evidence-based substance
abuse prevention programs and systems to stop abuse of
Grant recipients are using these awards in a number
of ways, such as implementing evidence-based community
prevention programs that target populations at greatest
risk for methamphetamine abuse; training and education
of professionals, educators, law enforcement personnel,
families, and others about the signs of methamphetamine
abuse and prevention options; and testing and evaluating
pilot programs focused on drug-endangered children.
The awards are for up to $350,000 in the first year
and are renewable for up to 3 years. Total funding for
2006 is just over $3.4 million. [SP-06-005]
Methamphetamine in Rural America. SAMHSA
announced the award of 7 grants, totaling nearly $10
million over 3 years, to provide treatment for methamphetamine
abuse and other emerging drugs for adults residing in
rural communities. These new grants, and 17 previously
awarded through this program in 2004 and 2005, support
substance abuse treatment in areas among the hardest
hit by methamphetamine abuse over the past decade. They
enable rural communities to provide more comprehensive,
integrated care for adults using methamphetamines or
other emerging drugs of abuse.
Programs in California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky,
Oregon, and Virginia received awards for up to $500,000
in the first year. The total funding for 2006 is $3.365
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HIV/AIDS Services for Minorities
Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services for Minorities.
SAMHSA announced the award of 10 grants totaling $24.9
million over 5 years to enhance and expand substance
abuse treatment, outreach, and pretreatment services
in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in black, Latino/Hispanic,
and other racial or ethnic communities highly affected
by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.
The awards are each funded up to $500,000 per year in
total costs and are administered by SAMHSA’s Center
for Substance Abuse Treatment. Total funding for year
one is $5 million. In addition to substance abuse treatment,
services offered by grantees include brief interventions,
such as providing literature and other materials to support
behavior change, as well as facilitating access to drug
treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling services,
and other medical and social services available in the
local community. [TI-06-010]
Health Care and HIV/AIDS Services for Minorities.
The Agency also announced the award of 16 cooperative
agreements totaling $42 million over 5 years to enhance
and expand the provision of effective, culturally competent
HIV/AIDS-related mental health services in minority communities
for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
The 16 awards are funded up to $525,000 per year in
total costs and are administered by SAMHSA’s Center
for Mental Health Services. Total first-year funding
is $8.3 million. [SM-06-001]
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Service Delivery for Co-Occurring Disorders.
SAMHSA announced the award of 2 grants totaling $7.45
million over 5 years to enable states to increase their
ability to provide accessible, effective, integrated
treatment services to people with co-occurring substance
abuse and mental disorders and to their families.
Programs in Minnesota and South Carolina will receive
funding. The 2 awards are for up to $1.05 million in
total costs in each of the first 3 years of the 5-year
grant period, with lesser amounts in the last 2 grant
years, primarily to support program evaluation. The total
funding for 2006 is approximately $2 million. [TI-06-003]
Health Transformation State Incentive Grants.
The Agency announced the award of 2 new Mental Health
Transformation State Incentive Grants totaling $21.9
million over 5 years. The goals are to create a sustainable,
fully integrated, comprehensive, statewide mental health
plan and to implement a system-wide transformation process
over the 5-year grant period.
The Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant
program is administered by SAMHSA’s Center for
Mental Health Services. The state of Hawaii received
approximately $2 million for the first year to develop
mental health resources across all agencies that fund
or provide mental health supports or services. The state
of Missouri received approximately $2 million for the
first year to facilitate the state’s Mental Health
Transformation Initiative. [SM-05-009]
Access to and Retention in Substance Abuse Treatment.
SAMHSA today announced the award of 7 cooperative
agreements totaling $6.7 million over 3 years under the
Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention–State
Implementation (STAR–SI) program to help states
identify and implement methods to enhance individual
access to and retention in community-based outpatient
substance abuse treatment programs.
The awards are for up to $325,000 in the first year
and are renewable for 2 additional years. The total funding
for 2006 is approximately $2.2 million. [TI-06-006]
of Juvenile and Family Drug Treatment Courts.
The Agency announced more than $9.9 million over 3 years
in funding for alcohol and drug treatment courts for
juveniles and families. Both programs provide alcohol
and drug treatment and other services supporting substance
abuse treatment, assessment, case management, and program
coordination. Juvenile drug treatment courts target delinquent
adolescents with substance use or co-occurring mental
and substance use disorders. Family drug treatment courts
target parents with substance use disorders who have
abused or neglected their children; these courts are
designed to eliminate parental substance use in order
to create healthy environments so that children can be
returned to their homes.
First-year funding for the juvenile treatment drug courts
totals approximately $2.5 million for 7 grants. First-year
funding for family treatment courts totals $799,849 for
2 grants. Juvenile drug treatment courts will receive
more than $7.5 million, and family treatment drug courts
will receive almost $2.4 million. [TI-05-005]
Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum
Women. SAMHSA announced the award of 8 grants
totaling $10.6 million over 3 years to expand the availability
of comprehensive residential treatment services for pregnant
and postpartum women, their children, and family members.
The service system, with linkages to primary care, mental
health, and social services, is designed to help preserve
and support the family unit and provide a healthy environment
for family members.
The awards are for up to $500,000 per year in total
costs for up to 3 years of funding. Total 2006 funding
is approximately $2.5 million. [TI-06-008]
Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their
Families. SAMHSA announced the award of
5 cooperative agreements totaling $41 million over 6
years to implement a “systems of care” approach
to services. Programs in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi,
and Missouri received awards.
These awards are for up to $1 million in the first year
and are renewable for up to 6 years. Total funding for
2006 is $5 million. [SM-05-010]
Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents and Their Families.
SAMHSA announced the award of 15 grants to community-based
organizations totaling almost $13.5 million over 3 years
to provide treatment services to adolescents with substance
abuse problems. Grantees will use strategies that include
families as an integral part of the treatment process.
Awards are for up to $300,000 per year for up to 3 years,
with first-year funding totaling nearly $4.5 million.
Recovery. SAMHSA announced the award of
$9.8 million over 4 years to 7 grantees in five states.
These grants to community-based organizations are designed
to deliver and evaluate peer-to-peer recovery support
services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained
recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.
Total funding for year one is $2.4 million, with each
award funded up to $350,000 per year in total costs.
Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT).
SAMHSA and the Office of National Drug Control Policy
(ONDCP) recently awarded 4 cooperative agreements totaling
$54.6 million over 5 years for its SBIRT program for
persons with substance use disorders. The 4 awards are
for up to $2.8 million per year in total costs for up
to 5 years of funding. [TI-06-002]
SAMHSA plans to announce new funding opportunities before
the end of this year. For the latest information, visit
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