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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 4/9/2014 12:20 PM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $24 million in grants for the Supported Employment Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 for the Mental Health Transformation Grant Program: Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment. The purpose of this program is to enhance state and community capacity to provide and expand evidence-based supported employment programs (such as the Individual Placement and Support model) to adults with serious mental illnesses including persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.


SAMHSA expects up to six grantees will be awarded up to $800,000 per year for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.


WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are mental health authorities in states, territories, and the District of Columbia; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, or urban Indian organization authorized to develop or direct state/tribal-sponsored supported employment programs. See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (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.


Applicants must apply online through . Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications” of this (RFA) for more information.


APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-2 of the application announcement for submission requirements.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Risa S. Fox at (240) 276-1907 or . For questions on grants management and budget issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 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: 4/9/2014 12:28 PM

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