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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 3/24/2014 11:15 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $19.5 million in grants for Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants to develop and expand behavioral health treatment court collaboratives. Under these collaboratives, local courts work with multiple criminal justice system components and local community treatment and recovery providers to address the behavioral health needs of adults who are involved with the criminal justice system. These collaboratives will also provide opportunities to divert them from the criminal justice system and toward treatment and recovery support services.  

SAMHSA expects that up to 14 grantees will be awarded up to $348,142 per year for up to four years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Operational individual adult criminal courts, municipal courts, or their tribal/state or local government proxies who may apply on their behalf [See Section III-1 of this Request for Application (RFA) for complete eligibility information].

HOW TO APPLY: You must go to both and the SAMHSA website to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant, SM-14-009.

Your application must be submitted through . Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications.”

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on April 18, 2014Please review carefully Section IV-2 of the grant announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: These grants are jointly funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Applicants with questions about program issues regarding SAMHSA’s CMHS should contact Roxanne Castanda at (240) 276-1917 or . For questions about program issues related to SAMHSA’s CSAT please contact Kenneth W. Robertson at (240) 276-1621 or .


For questions on CMHS grants management and budget issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or . For questions on CSAT grants management and budget issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or .

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Last updated: 3/24/2014 11:20 AM

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