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SAMHSA is announcing the availability of up to $95.9 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants (Short Title: CCBHC Expansion Grants) totaling up to $95.9 million over the next two years.

The purpose of this program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered services and are available in the 24 states that participated in the FY 2016 Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (SM-16-001). The CCBHC Expansion program grantees must provide access to services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD).

SAMHSA expects to fund up to 25 grantees with up to $2 million per year for up to two years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.  The funding announcement opportunity for this grant is available at:

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to certified community behavioral health clinics or to community-based behavioral health clinics who may not yet be certified but that meet the certification criteria and can be certified within four months of award in the following states:  AK, CA, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, and VA.

HOW TO APPLY:  All applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management at and

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  July 9, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Joy Mobley at

For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or  

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

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