SAMHSA recently announced the following funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2010:
Mental Health Transformation Grants (MHTG)
(Application Due Date: April 30, 2010)—up to 22 grants, totaling $82.5 million, each for up to $750,000 per year for up to 5 years to help adults with serious mental illness. The MHTG grants will provide states, tribes, and local governments the opportunity to expand treatment capacity and to identify emerging service needs of adults with or at-risk for serious mental illnesses, especially those related to economic problems.
SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services will oversee the grants. (SM-10-010, $82.5 million)
Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants for Adolescents and Their Families
(Application Due Date: April 23, 2010)—up to 35 grants for up to 3 years, totaling $31.7 million. The annual award amount will be up to $300,000 per year.
The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families and primary caregivers in geographic areas with unmet need. Grantees will implement evidence-based practices, specifically the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) coupled with Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), that are context specific, focusing on the interaction between youth and their environments, and are family centered and community based. Families and primary caregivers are an integral part of the treatment process, and their inclusion increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reintegration of the adolescents into their communities following the period of formalized treatment.
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will administer the grants. (TI-10-002, $31.7 million)
Expansion of Services to Children Affected by Methamphetamine in Families Participating in Family Treatment Drug Courts
(Application Due Date: April 29, 2010—up to 12 grants, totaling $4.4 million per year, each for up to $370,000 per year for up to 4 years. The program is expected to provide a total of nearly $17.8 million over its 4-year course to provide grants to expand services to children affected by methamphetamine in families served by Family Treatment Drug Courts.
The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance services to children (0–17 years) and families of those suffering from methamphetamine use and abuse, which have resulted in a referral/involvement in a Family Treatment Drug Court. The program will focus primarily on the children (0–17 years) of parents who use or abuse methamphetamine. Grantees are encouraged to include other caregivers or foster parents involved in the care of the children in the enhancement aspect of the family services.
Eligible applicants are existing individual Family Treatment Drug Courts that currently have a minimum of 20 methamphetamine-abusing/-using clients or their tribal/state or local governmental proxy. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will administer the grants. (TI-10-009, $17.8 million)