Subject: OMB Approved Block Grant Application, Plan and Report
The FY 2014-15 Block Grant Application, Plan and Report build upon the FY 2012-13 application and furthers SAMHSA’s efforts to have states use and report the opportunities offered under various federal initiatives. The FY 2014-15 Block Grant continues to allow states to submit a combined application for mental health and substance abuse services as well as a bi-annual versus an annual plan.
FY 2014-2015 Information
What are the Block Grants?
- The Block Grants are grants given to States to allow States to address their unique behavioral health issues.
- There are two block grants, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG).
What is the purpose of the Block Grants?
States will use the Block Grant program for prevention, treatment, recovery supports and other services that will supplement services covered by Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. Specifically the Block Grant funds are directed toward four purposes:
- Fund priority treatment and support services for individuals without insurance or for whom coverage is terminated for short periods of time.
- Fund those priority treatment and support services not covered by Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance for low income individuals and that demonstrate success in improving outcomes and/or supporting recovery.
- Fund primary prevention - universal, selective and indicated prevention activities and services for persons not identified as needing treatment.
- Collect performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of behavioral health promotion, treatment and recovery support services and plan the implementation of new services on a nationwide basis.
FY 2012-13 Block Grants
Last updated: 06/03/2013