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SAMHSA Awards $12 Million in Grants for Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery with Priority to Veterans
Today, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of six grants totaling $12 million over five years to support local and statewide expansion of jail diversion programs for people with post traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders. A priority for this program is to provide needed services to veterans returning from Iraq/Afghanistan.
"Every year, thousands of service members depart from the military and rejoin their families and civilian communities. As a nation, we must understand that our veterans – while heroes in every sense of the word – are people first, people who sometimes need help, " said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H. "Through these new grants we can help put more services in place and be ready for those in need when they return home."
The programs selected for these grants can receive up to $412,500 each year, over the course of five years. Continuation awards are subject to availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
Grants were awarded to:
Connecticut Department of Mental Health,
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
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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