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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
September/October 2008, Volume 16, Number 5 

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Grant Awards Announced

SAMHSA recently announced grant awards for the following programs:

  • Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Treatment Services for Traditionally Underserved Communities—Approximately $105 million for 49 grant awards over 5 years to community service providers across the United States offering substance abuse and HIV/AIDS treatment services. The purpose of the program is to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and/or outreach/pretreatment services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in traditionally underserved communities. Awardees providing treatment services will average $450,000 in funding each year, while programs providing outreach services will average about $350,000 each year. [TI-08-006]

  • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) Programs—$66 million for 15 cooperative agreement awards over 5 years to provide communities with expanded capacity to identify individuals with substance abuse problems and intervene appropriately. These programs will help health care providers learn how to recognize patients at risk for problems related to substance abuse and how to provide timely and effective help. Four SBIRT programs will receive between $10.2 million and $12.5 million over the next 5 years—between $2 million and $2.5 million per program per year. In addition, 11 cooperative agreements totaling $3.75 million per year, or $19 million over 5 years, will be awarded for the SBIRT Medical Residency program. [TI-08-001; TI-08-003]

  • Project LAUNCH—More than $27.5 million for 6 grant awards over the next 5 years to state and tribal programs to promote the well-being of young children in communities across America. Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) is a new program to promote the wellness of young children from birth to age 8 by addressing emotional, social, and behavioral aspects of development. Grant awards are approximately $900,000 each year. [SM-08-011]

  • Tribes/Tribal Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention—$16 million for 12 grant awards over 3 years to support suicide prevention efforts undertaken by tribes/tribal organizations. This grant program is authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, which provides funding for programs to combat suicide. Total funding for year 1 is nearly $6 million. [SM-08-001]

  • Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grants—$24.4 million to 199 communities across the country for local youth drug prevention programs. The DFC program provides grants of up to $625,000 over 5 years to community organizations that facilitate citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts. An additional $55 million, released in July, supports the continuation of awards to 568 DFC coalitions and 17 DFC Mentor Continuation coalitions. DFC coalitions work collaboratively at the local level to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol abuse among youth. An additional 14 new grants totaling $1 million were awarded through the DFC Mentoring Program. SAMHSA administers these grants in partnership with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. [SP-08-002; SP-08-003]

  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women—$22.9 million for 16 grant awards over 3 years to expand the availability of comprehensive residential treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women, their children, and family members. Grantees will receive approximately $500,000 per year. First-year funding totals approximately $7.6 million. [TI-08-009]

  • Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program—$4.5 million for 17 grant awards for up to 3 years to prevent suicide on college campuses. The program assists colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and enhances services for students with mental and behavioral health problems. The annual award amount is up to $100,000 per year. [SM-08-002]

  • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Accreditation—$3 million for 3 grant awards over 3 years to help OTPs reduce the cost of basic accreditation education and accreditation/ reaccreditation surveys or site visits. Total funding for year 1 is nearly $1 million. [TI-08-008]

For more information, visit SAMHSA’s grants Web page or the Federal Government’s grants Web site.


Grant Awards Announced

SAMHSA recently announced grant awards for programs related to children's mental health, suicide, drug-free communities, and others.

Grant Awards Update

  National Survey on Drug Use  
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Youth Substance Use Declines

From the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, new national data show a drop in illicit drug use among youth and an increase in adult prescription drug misuse.

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Drugs and Youth: Chart Shows 2002 to 2007 Data

Marijuana, cocaine—changes in use of selected illicit drugs among youth, 2002 versus 2007.

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Recovery Month Testimonials

Two people relate their personal stories of addiction, recovery, and hope.

  Mental Health  
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Making Mental Health Services Accessible

Can primary care doctors help with mental health problems? New strategies to overcome barriers associated with reimbursement.

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Pros and Cons of Self-Disclosure

What are the risks and benefits of revealing a mental health problem to friends or coworkers?

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Bullying: Starting the Conversation

Bullies are out there—SAMHSA resources can help parents and educators address the problem.

  Substance Abuse  
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Mutual Support Groups: Fact Sheet for Providers

What do you know about mutual support groups? Providers can help connect clients with groups that help people achieve recovery.

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First-Time Versus Repeat Admissions

New SAMHSA data reveal characteristics of first-time and repeat admissions to substance abuse treatment.

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

Registry Posts 100th Evidence-Based Practice

NREPP reaches a milestone—find out how the Registry can link communities to interventions specific to their needs.

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