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SAMHSA Awards $50 Million in Grants to Expand and Strengthen Services for Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Needs of People Who are Homeless
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the award of 25 grants totaling $50 million over five years to community service organizations across the country offering substance abuse treatment and mental health services to people who are homeless.
"As many as 700,000 Americans are homeless on any given night. An estimated 20 to 25 percent of these people have a serious mental illness, and one-half of this subgroup also have an alcohol and/or drug problem," said SAMHSA’s Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H. "These new grants will support community-based programs that deliver the comprehensive services needed to help individuals achieve stable housing, recovery and a fulfilling life."
There are two funding categories -- "Services in Supportive Housing" and "General." Services in Supportive Housing grants provide resources to help formerly homeless individuals remain in permanent housing by providing linkages to appropriate treatment for substance use or mental disorders and other support services. The ‘General Treatment for Homeless’ category allows communities to address local priorities for persons who are homeless and who have substance use or mental disorders or co-occurring disorders, and to develop service systems to increase the number of these persons who are placed in stable housing and receive needed treatment and related services.
Twelve services in supportive housing and thirteen general grants were awarded. The programs selected for grants will receive approximately $400,000 each year, over the course of five years.
The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds and the activities proposed by the awardees. 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.
Grant awardees by State and first-year funding amounts for "General" Treatment for Homeless services are:
Grant awardees by State and first-year funding amounts for Services in Supportive Housing are:
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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