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Date: June 5, 2003
Media Contact: SAMHSA Media
Phone: 301-443-8956



$10.4 Million Awarded to Help Expand Local Substance Abuse Treatment


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced approximately $10.4 million in seven grants to expand or enhance substance abuse treatment capacity in local communities.  These three-year grants are part of SAMHSA’s program to target funding into local areas where there are serious, emerging substance abuse problems or the need for rapid response to demands for alcohol and drug treatment services.

“These grants will help fill gaps in treatment capacity, so people who need substance abuse treatment can get help locally,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson said.  “We are committed to supporting local programs that combat the personal despair and community disintegration brought on by drug addiction.”

SAMHSA  Administrator Charles G. Curie noted that “these programs will benefit hard-to-reach populations, including Native Americans; women substance abusers; and those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, as well as HIV infection.  SAMHSA’s Targeted Capacity Expansion Program will help us reach President Bush’s goal of reducing current use of illegal drugs by 25 percent over five years.”

Together these grants total almost $3.5 million per year for three years.

Grants are being awarded to:

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, AK – $500,000 per year to the Something More Family Treatment Project to increase access and availability of treatment services to a large number of Alaska Native families.

  • San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA – $490,947 per year to provide case management to people with HIV and co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders who utilize many county services.

  • City of Gallup, NM – $500,000 per year for the Native American Wellbriety Path to expand capacity from 12 beds to 35 beds.

  • City of Milwaukee, WI – $500,000 per year to add 15 slots to treat 36 more women in the Meta House Family Works Project.

  • Fairbanks Native Association, Fairbanks, AK – $466,716 per year to serve and train medical detoxification staff in the Insights to Healing Co-Occurring Disorders Program that will serve 32 residential treatment clients.

  • City of Huntington, WV– $497,900 per year to serve 350 clients with substance abuse treatment expansion and 500 clients needing outreach, community readiness and aftercare services in the Treatment Access for Rural Populations program.  

  • Lancaster County, NE – $500,000 per year to expand Project Mother and Child residential substance abuse treatment services for women and their children.  Over three years the program will serve 45 women and 90 children.



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead federal agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States. Information on SAMHSA's programs is available on this website,




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