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The Biden-Harris Administration Awards $131.7 Million to Support At-risk Youth and Families

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has announced $131.7 million awarded this month in grant programs that connect youth and families to behavioral health services. Tackling the nation’s ongoing mental health crisis, particularly among our youth, is a top priority of the Biden-Harris Administration and a key pillar in President Biden’s Unity Agenda for the nation.

“These grants enhance the overall health and wellness of children, youth and families. They address the full behavioral continuum by meeting people where they are to ensure they get the support and care that they need,” said Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., the HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, and the leader of SAMHSA. “SAMHSA is committed to using its resources to support children, youth and their families to get the help they need to thrive.”

The $131.7 million in awards this month include:

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at To learn how to get support for mental health, drug or alcohol issues, visit If you are ready to locate a treatment facility or provider, you can go directly to or call 800-662-HELP (4357).

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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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