Calculating Grant Program Allotments
A new guide from SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies (OAS) provides updated information on procedures used by OAS to calculate allocations for some of the key block and formula grants administered by the Agency.
Grant programs addressed in this new guide, entitled Block Grants and Formula Grants: A Guide for Allotment Calculations, include the following:
- Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
- Mental Health Services Block Grant
- Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Formula Grant
- Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Formula Grant
The guide offers a nontechnical overview of the new calculation procedures, detailed descriptions of the four sets of formulas, and the data used in the process.
Flow charts and other background information are also provided to give a clear overall understanding of the calculation procedures and how they affect these grant programs.
The guide is posted online on SAMHSA’s OAS Web site.