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SAMHSA Awards $20.8 Million in Grants to Meet Substance Abuse Treatment Needs in Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the award of 23 grants totaling $20.8 million over three years to address gaps in substance abuse treatment and recovery support services in communities with serious, emerging drug problems.
Two types of grants were announced. The first category is designed to address service gaps for American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities by expanding and/or enhancing substance abuse treatment service capacity. The second category is framework-driven and is designed to provide support to local organizations (e.g., grassroots, faith-based, community-based, recovery community organizations) working to create recovery-oriented systems of care. Both categories are designed to expand and/or enhance clinical substance abuse treatment and recovery support services in communities of need.
"These grants are being used to direct resources to communities that are working to reduce emerging problems with innovative solutions," said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S, M.P.H.
The programs selected for grants under the first category can receive up to $250,000 each year, over the course of three years. The programs selected for grants under the second category can receive up to $400,000 each year, over the course of three years. First year total funding is approximately $6.9 million. Continuation awards are subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Grants were awarded to:
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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