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SAMHSA Awards Almost $81.5 Million in Grants to Help Homeless Individuals and Families
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that it is awarding grants totaling almost $81.5 million over five years to local organizations throughout the country working to end chronic homelessness in their communities.
“Homeless people, like anyone else, need clear, reasonable and manageable alternatives if they’re going to turn their lives around,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “These grants not only provide a secure place to live but the skills they will need, over the long term, to live independently.”
This program has a targeted focus to serve chronically homeless individuals and families by enhancing existing permanent supportive housing programs and other resources. The programs will provide intensive individualized support services designed to reduce psychiatric symptoms and empower people to regain stability.
“Homelessness is often rooted in underlying mental health conditions and other factors that may require a multifaceted approach,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, DDS, M.P.H. “This funding provides the additional help needed to help many otherwise chronically homeless individuals and families retain permanent housing and build more stable lives.”
Under the grant program 43 recipients will be awarded up to $400,000 per year for up to 5 years. Continuation of these awards is subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by the awardees. This grant program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
The following is a list of the grant awardees:
For more information about SAMHSA grant programs go to http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/
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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