Headlines: Up to $230 Million Available for the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant Program


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May 31, 2018
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Funding


Up to $230 Million Available for the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success (Short Title: SPF-PFS) grants totaling up to $230 million over 5 years. The purpose of this program is to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities: underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20.  SAMHSA expects to fund up to 34 grantees from between $500,000 to $2.26 million per year for up to five years. The application due date is July 6, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $196 Million Available for the Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $196 million to treat opioid use disorder through its Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction Program (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) totaling up to $196 million over 3 years. The new funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorder. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 125 grantees up to $524,670 per year for up to 3 years. The application due date is July 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $95.9 Million Available for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants (Short Title: CCBHC Expansion Grants) totaling up to $95.9 million over the next two years. The purpose of this program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of CCBHCs. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 25 grantees with up to $2 million per year for up to two years. The application due date is July 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $23.4 Million Available for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program totaling up to $23.4 million over the next 5 years. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 9 grantees with up to $500,000 per year for up to five years. The application due date is June 29, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Data


SAMHSA Broadens Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Data to American Communities While Saving Taxpayers Money

Public access to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has been restored. SAMHDA is the main platform for disseminating data collected with our various national mental health and substance abuse surveys. SAMHDA makes public-use data files available to anyone for download, in a variety of formats. Once downloaded, a user can use their own software to manipulate and explore the data.

Resources


Preparing for Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 was one of the most active on record. The latest installment of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series focuses on hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery, as well as behavioral health issues related to hurricanes

Events


The Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Pain Management and Pharmacology, Social Impact and Best Practices for Program Development and Effectiveness Webinar

June 5, 2018 | 1011:30 a.m. Eastern Time
The opioid crisis is a national issue and primary target for national prevention and the SAMHSA Prevention Learning Community will present information via a subject matter expert panel to address the issues regarding trends, research, policy, social impact and highlights of best practices all attendees can utilize to enhance prevention programs at the national, regional, state, tribal and local level. The event will serve an important role in enhancing collaboration and prevention efforts to build capacity and promote health and wellness for all communities.

Peer Specialists and Police as Partners Preventing Behavioral Health Crises

June 5, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for a Technical Assistance Coalition webinar with Mental Health America about the need for partnerships between peer specialists and law enforcement in responding to mental health service calls. The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) and the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) are increasing the presence of peer specialists, and providing law enforcement officers and individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with an alternative solution to incarceration and hospitalization.

Mental Health Apps on Your Smartphone: Do They Work?

June 5, 2018 | 121 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will review the current state of mental health apps in light of evidence-based treatment strategies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and problem-solving therapy, that have been translated into app formats. Participants will learn best practices for searching and identifying mental health apps that might be helpful and highlight important considerations of these apps including privacy and data security, user experience, effectiveness, and ability to share data.

Enhancing Recovery Through Lived Experience

June 7, 2018 | 2—3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for a Technical Assistance Coalition webinar with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a glimpse into the unique lived-experience approach that drives NAMI's peer and family-delivered education, support, and presentation programs.

Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee Virtual Public Meeting

June 8, 2018 | 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Eastern Time
Members of the public can attend the open, public portion of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) meeting via telephone or webcast. The public comment section is scheduled for 1–2 p.m. (ET). To join by telephone, call 888-928-9713 and enter passcode 7160920. If you have questions or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact ismicc@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Excellence in Leadership: Driving Change


Excellence in Leadership: Driving Change


You have the awesome responsibility for managing, evaluating, and overseeing projects while articulating high-level vision and goals through your Continuum of Care (CoC). We get it and we're here to help. CSH's new course to maximize the potential of CoC leaders is led by our Senior Policy Advisor Ann Oliva and will help you work through the major challenges you face. Experts – many who have led CoCs – will provide the framework and tools you need. This course curriculum is built for anyone working within the CoC structure, including collaborative applicant leadership, board and staff, Committee members, or others responsible for leading CoC efforts. You get access to resources, plus 5 live training sessions and 2 small-group coaching conferences. We estimate the course requires 20 hours of time throughout a 4-month period. CSH Subscribers and groups may be eligible for a discount too – email training@csh.org for additional information.
CSH's newest course, Excellence in Leadership: Driving Change, is specifically designed with Continuum of Care staff, board and leaders in mind, to maximize their potential to drive purposeful change in their communities! This entirely online experience will build your capacity in critical skills while providing you with small group coaching sessions designed to help you apply what you learn.

Topics Include:
- Leadership & Effective Organizational Structuring
- Risk Taking & Risk Management
- Change Management, Communication & Messaging
- Project Management & Meeting Facilitation

This course begins on June 13, 2018 and seats are limited. Learn more about the course here
While this signature course is not included as part of CSH Subscription, CSH Subscribers and groups may be eligible for a discount – email training@csh.org for more information.

Homelessness Update

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Upcoming Webinar — Using Your Shelter Data to Evaluate and Improve Performance
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The Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series continues June 4, with a webinar on one of the most important keys to effective emergency shelter: using data to change your program design. This webinar will describe which metrics are most important, and how to use them to evaluate your shelter’s effectiveness in ending homelessness in your community.

Keys to Effective Emergency Shelter: Using Your Data to Evaluate and Improve Performance
Monday, June 4
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
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Research Brief Explores Trends and Patterns in Homelessness
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A new brief from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness provides an analysis of patterns in homelessness since comprehensive data were first collected in 2007. It finds that the recent uptick in homelessness, which comes after six years of modest declines, was largely driven by growing unsheltered homelessness.
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New Podcast Explores Affordable Housing
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The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign has launched a podcast exploring the critical role housing plays in the issues of health care, education, inequality, civil rights, and homelessness. In the first two episodes, experts examine the connection between housing and health, and explain why a broad coalition of national organizations have come together to demand investment in affordable housing.
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Ending Homelessness Today
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What Gets Measured Gets Managed
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This guest post was written by Jill Khadduri, Senior Fellow and Principal Associate for Social and Economic Policy at Abt Associates. An old adage tells us, "What gets measured gets managed." That's why, beginning in the early 2000s, communities across the country have routinely collected data on homelessness. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […]
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New Housing Vouchers for Homeless or At-Risk Foster Youth: What They Are and How to Apply
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced $30 million in new funding for Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers. FUP vouchers are a vital tool in the fight to end homelessness for families and youth. They can be used to serve families involved in the welfare system as well as young people […]
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A Workforce and Housing System that Works for Everyone
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Helping people find employment is an important strategy to prevent and end homelessness. New research and on-the-ground experiences show that these efforts are most effective when homeless service and public workforce systems have a close partnership. A recent study from the Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity draws from in-depth interviews with leaders in […]
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