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:
- PPHF – 2015 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention – 12 grantees (seven of which are tribes) receiving up to $736,000 each year for up to five years.
- Strategic Prevention Framework Grants – 31 grantees receiving up to $256,000 to $2.5 million each year for up to five years.
- Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults -- 54 grantees receiving up to $284,000 each year for up to five years.
The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/grants.
General information about SAMHSA is available at: http://www.samhsa.gov.