SAMHSA provides up to $312.2 million in tribal and state youth programs to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded up to $312.2 million in funding for behavioral health services over the next five years for tribal and state youth promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery from mental and substance use disorders.

These SAMHSA grants are being awarded to programs in states and communities across the country to expand and enhance their behavioral healthcare services, especially children, adolescents and young adults. Some programs are particularly geared to helping prevent youth suicide.

“SAMHSA is working with tribes to advance the behavioral health resources and services of their communities, particularly ones that address the needs of young people,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Kana Enomoto.“SAMHSA is striving to ensure that these young people have the opportunity to get all the prevention, treatment, and recovery services they may need to keep them healthy and strong.”

The grant programs included in this SAMHSA effort are:

The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit

General information about SAMHSA is available at:

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 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: 09/21/2015