SAMHSA recently announced funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2009. Requests for applications include grants to support programs for treatment drug courts, juvenile drug courts, and related recovery and reentry services. See the related cover story in this issue.
If you are interested in applying for SAMHSA grants, it’s important to check SAMHSA’s Web site or Grants.gov on a regular basis for the latest information.
Offender Reentry Program (Application due date: May 21, 2009)―up to 21 grant awards of approximately $400,000 per grant for up to 3 years to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced juvenile and adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal/juvenile offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop, and provide a transition to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Limited funding may be available for activities in correctional settings in addition to community-based services. The grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (TI-09-005, $24.6 million)
Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity for Adult Drug Courts (Application due date: May 8, 2009)―up to 39 grant awards of $300,000 per year for up to 3 years, totaling $11.6 million, to expand and/or enhance substance abuse services in “problem-solving” courts that use the treatment drug court model to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to defendants/offenders. Priority for funding should be given to addressing gaps in the existing continuum of treatment. (TI-09-003, $11.6 million)
Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity for Juvenile Drug Courts (Application due date: May 5, 2009)―3 grants, each with two separate awards: up to $425,000 per grantee for the entire 4-year grant period from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and approximately $200,000 per year from SAMHSA over the course of 4 years for up to $600,000 total to enhance the capacity of existing juvenile drug courts to serve substance-abusing juvenile offenders through the integration and implementation of the Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice, and Reclaiming Futures program models. The grant program is a collaboration with SAMHSA, OJJDP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SAMHSA funds will be used to fund screening, assessment, and treatment components, while OJJDP funds will support court services’ components. (TI-09-004, $1.025 million)
Development of Comprehensive Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment Systems for Persons Who Are Homeless Program (Application due date: April 30, 2009)—up to 33 grants of approximately $350,000 per grant for up to 5 years to expand and strengthen treatment services for persons who are homeless (including those who are chronically homeless) and also have substance use disorders, mental disorders, or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Funds are available in two categories: “General” and “Services in Supportive Housing.” Approximately $4.5 million per year of the $11 million will be used to provide supportive housing services. The remaining $6.8 million will be available for “General” Treatment for Homeless grants. The grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (TI-09-006, $11 million)
Statewide Consumer Network Grant Program (Application due date: May 21, 2009)―approximately 12 grant awards up to $70,000 or less per year for up to 3 years to help statewide consumer-run organizations build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health services. (SM-09-014, $840,000)
Project LAUNCH (Application due date: May 2, 2009)―12 grants for up to 5 years, with maximum award for each grantee of $850,000, to promote the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral health of young children, birth to age 8. Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) grants support early childhood system integration and improved collaboration, policy-making, and planning at the state, territorial, tribal, and community levels, as well as the expansion of evidence-based practices in prevention and wellness promotion for young children. Project LAUNCH is a collaborative Federal partnership effort of several Department of Health and Human Services agencies including SAMHSA, the Administration for Children and Families, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (SM-09-009, $51 million)
Healthy Transitions Initiative (Application due date: May 20, 2009)―7 cooperative agreements for up to $480,000 annually per grantee for up to 5 years for State/Community Partnerships To Integrate Services and Supports for Youth and Young Adults 16–25 With Serious Mental Health Conditions, and Their Families (Healthy Transitions Initiative). The initiative will create developmentally appropriate and effective youth-guided local systems of care to improve outcomes for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions in areas such as education, employment, housing, mental health, and co-occurring disorders and decrease contacts with the juvenile and criminal justice system. The grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. (SM-09-008, $16.8 million)