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Funding Available for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment Programs to Combat Substance Abuse
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting grant applications for Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) programs at the state and tribal level. SBIRT programs are proactive approaches that provide early identification and early intervention for persons at risk for, or diagnosed with, a substance use disorder.
SBIRT programs are one of the key elements of the National Drug Control Strategy, and promise to expand and enhance the effectiveness of state and tribal substance abuse service systems by:
It is expected that approximately $10 million will be available to fund up to 4 grants. The average annual award amount is expected to be about $2.5 million per year for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to the immediate office of the Chief Executive (for example, Governor) in the states, territories, and the District of Columbia, or the highest ranking official for federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribe or tribal organizations. States/tribes that have been recipients of SBIRT cooperative agreements are not eligible to apply.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for No. TI-08-001 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Health Information Network at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1 800-487-4889] or by downloading at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2008/ti_08_001.aspx . Applicants are encouraged to apply online using www.grants.gov.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: January 31, 2008
Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Tom Stegbauer at 240-276-2965 or email@example.com. For questions on grants management issues, contact Kathleen Sample at 240-276-1407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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