SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
November/December 2010, Volume 18, Number 6 

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Grant Awards

SAMHSA recently announced funding awards for the following programs.

Access to Recovery (ATR)—Up to $379 million over the next 4 years to fund 30 grants. The ATR program provides vouchers to people with drug and alcohol use problems to pay for needed treatment and recovery support services. Both clinical treatment services and recovery support services are supported. Approximately $94.8 million per year will be available for up to 30 grants, and the annual amount of each grant ranges from $2 million to $4 million. [TI-10-008]

Mental Health Transformation—Up to $71.5 million over the next 5 years for 20 grants to bring about needed changes in the organization, management, and delivery of public mental health services. The grants will fund services including supportive housing, employment and education programs, prevention and wellness services, trauma-informed care programs, and special services for military families. Up to $14.3 million per year will be available, and awardees are eligible for up to $750,000 per year. [SM-10-010]

Child Mental Health Initiative—Up to $70.9 million over the next 6 years for 9 grants to develop and expand systems of care for children and youth with serious mental health challenges and their families. The award amount to each grantee ranges from $542,692 to $1 million during the first year. In future years, funding for individual grantees may range from up to $760,297 to $2 million. [SM-10-005]

Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants—Up to $53.4 million for up to 5 years for 10 states or tribes to implement a strategic approach in communities across the state for substance abuse prevention. [SP-09-001]

Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention: Ready to Respond Initiative—Up to $52.5 million for up to 5 years for 35 grants to provide integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services to at-risk, traditionally underserved populations. Grantees will receive up to $300,000 per year. [SP-10-003]

Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services—Up to $40.4 million over 5 years to 27 community organizations to expand substance abuse and HIV prevention services for traditionally underserved and at-risk populations such as certain minority communities and young people. Grantees will receive up to $300,000 per year. [SP-10-004]

Treatment for People Who Are Homeless—Up to $40 million for 5 years to 23 community service organizations that deliver behavioral health services to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of mental health and substance abuse issues. Grant awardees will receive up to $350,000 annually. [TI-09-006]

Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment—Up to $30.4 million over the next 3 years to 34 communities to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families and primary caregivers. Each grant recipient will receive up to $300,000 per year. First-year funding totals $10.1 million. [TI-10-002]

Offender Reentry Program—Approximately $21.6 million in grants over the next 3 years for 18 grants to expand substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services in offender reentry programs. Grantees will receive up to $400,000 per year, for a total of $7.2 million per year. [TI-10-006]

State Mental Health Data Infrastructure—Up to $20.6 million for the next 3 years for 55 grants. State mental health authorities in all 50 states (including the District of Columbia) were awarded grants up to $132,941 each year. The mental health authorities for Puerto Rico, Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands were awarded grants up to $60,000 each year. [SM-10-009]

Project LAUNCH—More than $19 million for 6 Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) grants to tribal and community-based programs over the next 5 years. Project LAUNCH promotes the wellness of children from birth to 8 years of age by addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Grantees received up to $650,000 in funding for year 1. [SM-10-012] See SAMHSA News online, May/June 2010.

Children Affected by Methamphetamine—Up to $16.8 million for the next 4 years for 12 grants to expand and enhance services to help provide greater support to children affected by methamphetamine use in their families. The program will focus primarily on the children (0-17 years old) of parents who use or abuse methamphetamine who are enrolled in a family treatment drug court. Approximately $4.2 million per year will be available and awardees are eligible for up to $370,000 per year. [TI-10-009]

Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative—Up to $16.8 million for 4 years to 3 communities facing hardship to improve behavioral health service outcomes. Each grantee will receive $1.4 million per year. [SM-10-015]

Prevention Practices in Schools—Approximately $11 million in new grants to 22 school systems over the next 5 years to help elementary schools implement the Good Behavior Game, a classroom behavioral management strategy that has been shown to be successful in children in first and second grades. Awardees may receive up to $100,000 per year, for a total of $2.2 million annually for all grantees. [SM-10-017]

Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—Up to nearly $8.9 million for 5 years to fund 5 National Technical Assistance Centers on Consumer/Peer-Run Programs that will strengthen and enhance consumer-directed approaches, recovery concepts, and empowerment for adults with serious mental illness. Award amounts for year 1 total approximately $330,000. [SM-10-008]

Statewide Family Network Grants—More than $7.8 million for up to 3 years for 38 grants to organizations that will provide assistance and education to improve services and supports for children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges and their families. Each grant recipient will receive approximately $70,000 per year with funding for year 1 totaling approximately $2.6 million. [SM-10-003]

Recovery Community Services Program—Up to $6.8 million over the next 4 years for 5 grants to provide support for peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. Approximately $1.8 million per year will be available and awardees are eligible for up to $350,000 per year. [TI-10-010]

Technology-Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need—Up to $6.7 million for 3 years to 6 grantees to expand their behavioral health treatment systems using technology-assisted approaches in communities that can most benefit from these types of integrated comprehensive services. The annual award per grantee amount is up to $400,000. [TI-10-012]

Statewide Consumer Network Grants—More than $3.9 million for up to 3 years for 19 grants to support consumer organizations in their work to improve mental health services for persons living with serious mental illnesses. Grantees will receive approximately $70,000 per year and total funding for all of the grants for the first year is approximately $1.3 million. [SM-10-004]

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative—Up to $1.5 million over 2 years to 2 community treatment and services centers helping children suffering from traumatic stress. Each center received up to $380,000 in funding for year 1. [SM-09-017]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow Up—Up to $1.1 million over the next 3 years ($360,000 annually) for 6 crisis centers to promote systematic follow-up assistance to suicidal persons who call or are otherwise seeking help from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Grantees may receive up to $60,000 per year. [SM-10-014]

For more information, visit SAMHSA’s grants web page.



  From the Administrator  
Your Comments Are Heard

Your Comments Are Heard

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., talks about changes made to SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives based on comments received about Leading Change.


  Behavioral Health  
Mental Health Repor

Mental Health Report

SAMHSA recently released 2009 data on mental illness and suicidal ideation.

Youth and Mental Health

Youth and Mental Health

See statistics about youth age 12 to 17 on depression, treatment, and co-occurring substance use.

30 Million Drove Under the Influence Last Year

30 Million Drove Under the Influence Last Year

Some people drink alcohol or use illicit drugs and get behind the wheel.


  Multimedia Outreach  
Homelessness Video Series

Homelessness Video Series

“Street Outreach” videos help service providers by showing scenarios in real-world settings.

Seclusion & Restraint Alternatives

Seclusion & Restraint Alternatives

A training DVD educates providers about alternatives to these trauma-inducing practices.


  Evidence-Based Practices  
National Registry: Update

National Registry: Update

New resources help organizations looking for evidence-based updates on successful programs and interventions.


Science and Service Awards to 28 Organizations

Science and Service Awards to 28 Organizations

Many organizations received awards for their use of evidence-based practices.


  Gulf Oil Spill Update  
Grants Distributed To Help Gulf States, PSAs in Progress

Grants Distributed To Help Gulf States, PSAs in Progress

SAMHSA has developed a public education campaign to connect people in the Gulf states to services.


  Grants  
Awards Announced

Awards Announced

Recent awards include Access to Recovery, Project LAUNCH, and many other grantee programs.


  Recovery and Prevention  
Recovery Happens!

Recovery Happens!

Event photos on the Recovery Month website illustrate the power of recovery.


Community Prevention Day Is February 7

Community Prevention Day Is February 7

Register now to attend SAMHSA’s free event!


  Also in this Issue  
Prescription Pain Relievers in the News

Prescription Pain Relievers in the News

Concern over the nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers is increasing across the Nation.

In the ER: Young Children & Accidental Drug Use

In the ER: Young Children & Accidental Drug Use

SAMHSA data show 69,121 children age 5 or younger were treated in the ER for accidentally ingesting drugs.


  Visit the SAMHSA Store  

Free Publications at Your Fingertips

SAMHSA’s website includes the new SAMHSA Store for publications and other Agency products. Visit store.samhsa.gov.

SAMHSA Store Video Tour

View the story of the SAMHSA Store. Find out how keyword taxonomy helps your search.

2010 Annual Index (PDF 323KB)

2010 Annual Index (PDF 323KB)

This issue’s print PDF and the newsletter’s hard copy include the annual index of topics.