SAMHSA recently announced funding awards for the following programs.
Access to Recovery (ATR)—Up to $379 million over the next 4 years to fund 30 grants. The ATR program provides vouchers to people with drug and alcohol use problems to pay for needed treatment and recovery support services. Both clinical treatment services and recovery support services are supported. Approximately $94.8 million per year will be available for up to 30 grants, and the annual amount of each grant ranges from $2 million to $4 million. [TI-10-008]
Mental Health Transformation—Up to $71.5 million over the next 5 years for 20 grants to bring about needed changes in the organization, management, and delivery of public mental health services. The grants will fund services including supportive housing, employment and education programs, prevention and wellness services, trauma-informed care programs, and special services for military families. Up to $14.3 million per year will be available, and awardees are eligible for up to $750,000 per year. [SM-10-010]
Child Mental Health Initiative—Up to $70.9 million over the next 6 years for 9 grants to develop and expand systems of care for children and youth with serious mental health challenges and their families. The award amount to each grantee ranges from $542,692 to $1 million during the first year. In future years, funding for individual grantees may range from up to $760,297 to $2 million. [SM-10-005]
Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants—Up to $53.4 million for up to 5 years for 10 states or tribes to implement a strategic approach in communities across the state for substance abuse prevention. [SP-09-001]
Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention: Ready to Respond Initiative—Up to $52.5 million for up to 5 years for 35 grants to provide integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services to at-risk, traditionally underserved populations. Grantees will receive up to $300,000 per year. [SP-10-003]
Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services—Up to $40.4 million over 5 years to 27 community organizations to expand substance abuse and HIV prevention services for traditionally underserved and at-risk populations such as certain minority communities and young people. Grantees will receive up to $300,000 per year. [SP-10-004]
Treatment for People Who Are Homeless—Up to $40 million for 5 years to 23 community service organizations that deliver behavioral health services to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of mental health and substance abuse issues. Grant awardees will receive up to $350,000 annually. [TI-09-006]
Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment—Up to $30.4 million over the next 3 years to 34 communities to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families and primary caregivers. Each grant recipient will receive up to $300,000 per year. First-year funding totals $10.1 million. [TI-10-002]
Offender Reentry Program—Approximately $21.6 million in grants over the next 3 years for 18 grants to expand substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services in offender reentry programs. Grantees will receive up to $400,000 per year, for a total of $7.2 million per year. [TI-10-006]
State Mental Health Data Infrastructure—Up to $20.6 million for the next 3 years for 55 grants. State mental health authorities in all 50 states (including the District of Columbia) were awarded grants up to $132,941 each year. The mental health authorities for Puerto Rico, Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands were awarded grants up to $60,000 each year. [SM-10-009]
Project LAUNCH—More than $19 million for 6 Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) grants to tribal and community-based programs over the next 5 years. Project LAUNCH promotes the wellness of children from birth to 8 years of age by addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Grantees received up to $650,000 in funding for year 1. [SM-10-012] See SAMHSA News online, May/June 2010.
Children Affected by Methamphetamine—Up to $16.8 million for the next 4 years for 12 grants to expand and enhance services to help provide greater support to children affected by methamphetamine use in their families. The program will focus primarily on the children (0-17 years old) of parents who use or abuse methamphetamine who are enrolled in a family treatment drug court. Approximately $4.2 million per year will be available and awardees are eligible for up to $370,000 per year. [TI-10-009]
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative—Up to $16.8 million for 4 years to 3 communities facing hardship to improve behavioral health service outcomes. Each grantee will receive $1.4 million per year. [SM-10-015]