These resources provide additional information about block grants.

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Block Grant Application and Plan

Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 Block Grant Documents

FY 2016-17 Block Grants Resources

Syringe Services Program Guidance for States and Jurisdictions

Summary Data reports from FY 2013-2018 MHBG and SABG Block Grants

FY 2014-15 Block Grants Resources

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Resources

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Resources

  • MHBG 10 Percent Set-Aside Guidance (PDF | 92 KB) — Mental Health Block Grant 10 percent Set-Aside Guidance: Guidance for the required 10 percent set aside of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) allocation to support evidence-based programs that address the needs of individuals with a first episode psychosis as directed by Congress through its FY 2016 Omnibus bill, Public Law 114-113.
  • Guidance for the Development of State Suicide Prevention Plans (PDF | 156 KB) — (Updated 4-21-14) SAMHSA recommends that behavioral health (BH) agencies play a leadership role in suicide prevention efforts. This guidance recommends that states lead suicide prevention efforts by making suicide prevention a central public health and BH issue. The guidance emphasizes the value of having a written strategic plan that addresses suicide across the lifespan (that is, youth, midlife, and old age) and the unique challenges related to factors such as race, ethnicity, and geographic location.
  • Best Practices for State Behavioral Health Planning Councils: The Road to Planning Council Integration (PDF | 856 KB) — The document provides guidance and best practices to mental health planning councils transitioning to a behavioral health planning council. The guide reviews the factors involved in transitioning to a behavioral health planning council, best practices and technical assistance resources.

Data Resources

  • Behavioral Health Barometer, 2013 — Presents a set of substance use and mental health indicators from population- and treatment facility-based data sets. Provides point-in-time and trend data reflecting the status and progress in improving key behavioral health indicators.
  • Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ) — Is a mental health and substance use data, outcomes, and quality resource. Includes data compilations of Behavioral Health Prevalence Data (NSDUH), National Outcomes Measures (NOMs), Treatment Data (TEDS), and other data sources.
Last Updated: 05/17/2019