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SAMHSA News - July/August 2005, Volume 13, Number 4

SAMHSA Awards 2005 Grants

SAMHSA recently announced additional grant awards for Fiscal Year 2005. (See SAMHSA News, July/August 2005 for previous awards.) New grants include:

Circles of Care

$6.7 million over 3 years to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to design systems of care to support mental health services for children, youth, and families in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

These grants provide support to American Indian and Alaska Native community members in their efforts to assess service system needs, gaps, potential resources, and plan infrastructure development strategies that meet identified needs.

The first year total is $2.2 million.

Grants were awarded to the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Lakewood, CO; Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, AK; Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc., Tulsa, OK; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee, OK; Native American Rehabilitation Association of Portland, OR; Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD; Quileute Tribe, La Push, WA.

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Treatment for Juveniles Returning from Incarceration

$19.2 million for 11 awards over 4 years to support substance abuse treatment and related services for juveniles and young adults up to age 24 returning to their families and communities from incarceration.

The grants will be used to form partnerships among community organizations, including correctional or juvenile facilities, to plan, develop, and provide substance abuse treatment and related reentry services.

Awards were made to Turning Point Center Youth/Family, Fort Collins, CO; Institute for Behavioral Change, Washington, DC; Operation Par, Inc., Pinellas Park, FL; Cobb County Community Services, Smyrna, GA; CAB Health and Recovery Services, Danvers, MA; Hunter Doyle Memorial Institute, Rochester, NY; the Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Cleveland, OH; Volunteers of America of Oregon, Portland, OR; Aliviane Inc., El Paso, TX; Chesterfield County Re-entry Court Program, Chesterfield County, VA; and Clark County Department of Community Services, Vancouver, WA.

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Access to Adolescent Treatment Services

$19 million over 3 years to 16 states to coordinate substance abuse treatment.

These grants are designed to build capacity to provide effective and affordable substance abuse treatment for youth and their families. In addition to increasing access to treatment services for young people, each state will create a staff position dedicated to ensuring resources available for substance abuse treatment are being used in the most efficient manner possible.

This year's grantees include the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health, Phoenix, AZ; Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Hartford, CT; the DC Youth Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination Program, Washington, DC; Florida Office of Drug Control, Tallahassee, FL; Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases, Atlanta, GA; Kentucky Youth First Project, Frankfort, KY; the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Chicago, IL; the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Boston, MA; the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, Raleigh, NC; Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Columbus, OH; Adolescents Treatment Coordination in Columbia, SC; State of Tennessee Office of Children's Care Coordination, Nashville, TN; the State of Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT; State Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination, Richmond, VA; Washington Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Statewide Coordination, Lacey, WA; and Adolescent Treatment Coordination, Madison, WI.

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Treatment for Methamphetamine Abuse

$16.2 million over 3 years for 11 new grants to support treatment for abuse of methamphetamine and other emerging drugs for adults residing in rural areas that have been particularly hard hit by methamphetamine abuse.

Grantees include the Kern County Rural Targeted Capacity Expansion Project, CA; the Mendocino County Department of Public Health, CA; the San Mateo County Human Services Agency, CA; North Georgia's Union County Commission, New Hope Counseling, GA; the Montana Department of Justice, Helena, MT; Gila Regional Medical Center, Silver City, NM; Methamphetamine Expanded Treatment Program, Grants Pass, OR; Tennessee Department of Mental Health, Nashville, TN; the City of Robstown, TX; the Webb County (Laredo) Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment in Rural Areas Project, TX; Zapata County Serenidad Border Infrastructure Development Project, TX.

For the latest information on SAMHSA grant awards or new funding announcements, visit www.samhsa.gov or www.grants.govEnd of Article

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As SAMHSA News went to press, SAMHSA announced 37 grants with a first-year total of $9.7 million to support national suicide prevention efforts. These grants will support a suicide prevention resource center, suicide prevention efforts on college campuses, and state and tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention programs across the country. End of Article

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