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

Grant Awards Update

As the print version of SAMHSA News went to press, SAMHSA announced the availability of funds for the following grant programs.

Comprehensive Child Mental Health Services—$146 million for 18 cooperative agreements over 6 years to provide comprehensive community mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The grants will be used to implement a systems-of-care approach to services and will provide a full array of mental health and support services organized on an individualized basis into a coordinated network to meet the clinical and functional needs of each child and family. Programs selected to receive the cooperative agreements can receive up to $1 million in year 1, up to $1.5 million in year 2, up to $2 million in years 3 and 4, up to $1.5 million in year 5, and up to $1 million in year 6. [SM-08-004]

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Needs of People Who Are Homeless—$50 million for 25 grant awards over 5 years to community service organizations across the United States offering substance abuse treatment and mental health services to people who are homeless. There are two funding categories: “Services in Supportive Housing” and “General.” Twelve supportive housing grants were awarded and 13 general grants. In both categories, the programs selected for grants will each receive approximately $400,000 each year, over the course of 5 years. [TI-08-013]

Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention—Almost $27 million for 18 grants over 3 years to support state suicide prevention efforts. Over the past few months, SAMHSA announced awards for 30 programs, 12 of which fund suicide prevention efforts for tribes/tribal organizations and will receive over $16 million in grants over the next 3 years. The 18 awards to states are funded up to $500,000 per year. [SM-08-001]

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 services for pregnant and postpartum women, their children, and family members. The service system, with linkages to primary care, mental health, and social services, is designed to preserve and support the family unit and provide a healthy environment for family members. Each grant award is approximately $500,000 per year. First-year funding totals $7.6 million. [TI-08-009]

Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Abuse Treatment Needs in Communities—$20.8 million for 23 grant awards over 3 years to address gaps in substance abuse treatment and recovery support services in communities with serious, emerging drug problems. Two categories of grants include those to (1) address service gaps for American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian American/Pacific Islander communities by expanding or enhancing substance abuse treatment service capacity, and (2) provide support to local organizations working to create recovery-oriented systems of care. Recipients in the first category can receive up to $250,000 per year over 3 years; programs in the second category can receive up to $400,000 each year over the course of 3 years. Total first-year funding is $6.9 million. [TI-08-005]

Expansion of Adult Drug Courts—$17.4 million for 20 grant awards over 3 years to expand or enhance the treatment capability of drug courts, which deal with the treatment needs of people who are in the criminal justice system because of underlying substance abuse problems. The grants will be used to expand or enhance substance abuse services in problem-solving courts, which use the treatment drug court model to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to adults. Drug court grantees can receive up to $300,000 each year over the course of 3 years. [TI-08-007]

Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking—$16 million for 79 grant awards over 4 years for the STOP Act grant program. The purpose of the program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States. The awards can be funded up to $50,000 per year. [SP-08-004]

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Service Centers—$12 million in total funding for cooperative agreements to 8 community programs over the next 4 years to help meet the special needs of children at risk for or suffering from traumatic stress through the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. This program provides funding to meet ongoing needs in the Gulf Coast states as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms. The grants enable community treatment and service organizations to provide expanded prevention, screening, and treatment services for children who may be more susceptible to mental health problems because they have been exposed to natural disasters, abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events. Grant awards for the first year range from $300,000 to $400,000. [SM-08-010]

Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery with Priority to Veterans—$12 million for 6 grant awards over 5 years to support local and statewide expansion of jail diversion programs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related disorders. A priority for this program is to provide services to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Programs selected to receive grants can receive up to $412,500 each year over the course of 5 years. [SM-08-009]

Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant Program—$12 million for 10 grant awards over 3 years to help communities meet the special mental health needs of older adults. The grants enable community public health authorities to provide expanded prevention, screening, and treatment services for older adults dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. The 10 awards are funded up to $415,400 per year for up to 3 years. A total of $4 million is available for the first year. [SM-08-008]

Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult Criminal Justice Populations—$11.8 million for 10 grant awards over 3 years to address gaps in the criminal justice system. Grantees will use the funds to expand and/or enhance a comprehensive, integrated, community-based response to substance abuse treatment capacity and also help improve substance abuse services for adults in judicial or community justice/corrections programs, such as probation, parole, or community corrections. The programs selected can receive up to $400,000 each year over 3 years. [TI-08-012]

For more information, visit the SAMHSA grants Web page.


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