SAMHSA Awards New Grants
SAMHSA announced several new grant awards this spring. Grants awarded so far
Recovery Community Services Grants
10 awards totaling $3.25 million this year were made to support
development of peer support services for people recovering from
alcohol and drug use disorders. The services that will be developed
and delivered under this SAMHSA program are expected to expand the
capacity of the treatment delivery system by providing peer-to-peer
services that help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery
Grantees include the following:
Recovery Community Organizations: Women in New Recovery,
Mesa, AZ; Group Ministries, Inc., Buffalo, NY; Voices for Addiction
Recovery NC, Inc., Ashville, NC; Recovery Resource Center, Maywood,
IL; and Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, Dallas, TX.
These five awardees are organizations comprised of and led primarily
by people in recovery and their family members.
Facilitating Organizations: Asian Counseling and Referral
Service, Seattle, WA; AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan, Inc.,
New York City, NY; Central City Concern, Portland, OR; Western MA
Training Consortium, Inc., Holyoke, MA; and Detroit Public Health
Department, Detroit, MI.
These organizations will assist recovery groups in forming an independent
recovery community organization to provide peer recovery support
services, or will assist them in developing another organizational
structure that enables recovery community members to provide peer
services in an autonomous manner.
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State Incentive Grants
Governor's offices in the two states and the U.S. Virgin Islands
received grants to reduce illegal drug, alcohol, and tobacco use
Awards will be made over a period of 3 years to California for
$12 million, to Alabama for $9 million, and to the Virgin Islands
for about $3.75 million.
The State Incentive Grants will support statewide planning and
strategies to reach youth, parents, and families at the community
level with effective substance abuse prevention programs. A full
85 percent of funds awarded through the incentive grant program
are directed to support the work of community-based programs.
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Treatment Drug Courts
$15 million over 3 years for 13 grants to allow for expansion and
enhancement of Family Treatment Drug Courts, Juvenile Treatment
Drug Courts, and Adult Treatment Drug Courts that are currently
operating. These courts are designed to target effective treatment
services to break the cycle of child abuse or criminal behavior,
alcohol or drug abuse, and incarceration, by funding services that
support substance abuse treatment.
2 grants were awarded to Family Treatment Drug Courts in Suffolk
County, NY, and San Diego County, CA.
11 grants were awarded to Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts in Santa
Clara County, CA; Osceola County, FL; Queens, NY; City and County
of Denver, CO; Pinellas County, FL; Cuyahoga County, OH; Madison
County, IN; Lexington County, SC; Salt Lake Reservation, Maricopa
County, AR; Benton County, OR; and Utah County, UT.
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Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants
$10.4 million for 7 grants to expand or enhance substance abuse
treatment capacity in local communities. These 3-year grants are
part of SAMHSA's program to target funding in local areas where
there are serious, emerging substance abuse problems or the need
for rapid response to demands for alcohol and drug treatment services.
Awards were made to: Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage,
AK; San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA;
City of Gallup, NM; City of Milwaukee, WI; Fairbanks Native Association,
Fairbanks, AK; City of Huntington, WV; and Lancaster County, NE.
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Health Services to Homeless
14 grants totaling $23 million over 3 years to provide substance
abuse and mental health services to homeless individuals. These
grants will support treatment programs and other services for people
who are homeless, as well as people who are at imminent risk for
becoming homeless. Grant awards will total almost $7.8 million each
year for 3 years, subject to continued availability of funds and
progress achieved by the grantees.
This year's grantees for Treatment for the Homeless projects include:
Bonita House, Inc., Oakland, CA; New Directions, Inc., Los Angeles,
CA; University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO; Brandywine
Counseling Inc., Wilmington, DE; Agency for Community Treatment
Services, Inc., Tampa, FL; Chicago Health Outreach, Inc., Chicago,
IL; Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc., Decatur, IL; Boston
Medical Corporation, Boston, MA; ServiceNet, Inc., Northampton,
MA; Goodwill Industries of Greater NY, and NJ Inc., Astoria, NY;
CASES, New York City, NY; North Oklahoma County Mental Health Center,
Inc., Oklahoma City, OK; Aliviane, Inc., El Paso, TX; and Prestera
Center for Mental Health Services, Huntington, WV.
For more information or to learn more about current SAMHSA grant
opportunities, visit www.samhsa.gov/grants/grants.html.
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