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Grant Application Opportunities


Provider's Clinical Support System—Medication Assisted Treatment Grant

The purpose of this program is to expand the number of Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) 2000 waived providers, increase understanding of the importance of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and ultimately increase access to MAT through expanded prescribing of FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorders.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cooperative Agreement to Support the Southeast Asia Regional Technology Transfer Center for HIV and Substance Use and Mental Health

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Cooperative Agreement to Support the Southeast (SE) Asia Regional Technology Transfer Center (TTC) (SEA-TTC) for HIV and Substance Use and Mental Health. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the current work of the SEA-TTC that builds the regional capacity to address the intersection of HIV, substance use, and mental health at the policy, systems, and provider level; and increases the skills and abilities of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief implementing partners in the national HIV/AIDS programs of countries in SE Asia through training, technical assistance, technology transfer, and workforce development.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $700,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-up Expansion Grant Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up Expansion Grant Program (Crisis Center Follow-Up Expansion). The purpose of this program is to provide an integrated hub that (1) Ensures systematic follow-up of suicidal persons who contact an NSPL Crisis Center (2) Provides enhanced coordination of crisis stabilization, crisis respite, and hospital emergency department services and (3) Enhances coordination with mobile on-site crisis response.
In effect, with the resources provided, the hub should not lose track of a person in a suicidal crisis as they interface with crisis systems. It is expected that this program will promote continuity of care to safeguard the well-being of individuals who are at risk of suicide.
SAMHSA plans to issue 2 grants of up to $336,192 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention Grant Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program (GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide). The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations.
SAMHSA plans to issue 26 grants of up to $736,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The activities that are implemented in the project will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults).
SAMHSA plans to issue 20 grants of up to $50,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects (TCE – Special Projects) grants. The purpose of this program is to develop and implement targeted strategies for substance use disorder treatment provision to address a specific population or area of focus identified by the community.
SAMHSA plans to issue 22 grants of up to $375,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Strategic Prevention Teamwork – Partnerships for Success

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. The program is intended to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities – underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20.
SAMHSA plans to issue 127 grants of up to $300,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions

SAMHSA is accepting applications for National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grants. The purpose of this program is to advance the implementation of high quality, evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders.
SAMHSA Plans to issue 1 grant of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Building Communities of Recovery

SAMHSA is accepting applications for 2019 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grants. The purpose of this program is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. These grants are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services as well as promotion of and education about recovery.
SAMHSA plans grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Resources


Urgent and Emerging Issues in Prevention in the United States

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., discusses key urgent and emerging issues in prevention – including marijuana, Kratom, and E-cigarettes – in this YouTube presentation.

National Drug Control Strategy: A Report by the Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Strategy recently released a report establishing the President's priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use. The overarching goal of the Strategy is to save lives by engaging in a comprehensive approach that includes preventing initiates to drug use, promoting treatment services leading to long-term recovery, and aggressively reducing the availability of illicit drugs in America's communities.

Crisis Bed Registries to Assist People with Urgent Mental Health Needs 

SAMHSA and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors are working to create a registry of crisis intervention beds for people with serious mental illness (SMI) in need. A shortage of inpatient beds and lack of knowledge of bed availability is a major barrier to adequate care for people with SMI. Twenty-three states are participating in this new initiative funded by SAMHSA to establish and/or expand comprehensive, psychiatric crisis bed registry programs. 

DTAC Bulletin: Disaster Behavioral Health Resources for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Events

As technology advances, the threat of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) event increases. These events may cause adverse mental health reactions because of their long-lasting and widespread effect on communities. The following resources can be used by disaster health professionals and disaster planners to plan for CBRN events.
To learn more about the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC), visit https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac.

Recent SAMHSA Blogs

Struggling with Addiction? Tips on Finding Quality Treatment

It can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start if you need to find treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction. With many addiction treatment options, finding a program that will provide the quality care you or your loved one needs to address the specific addiction issues can be challenging. These steps will help you know what to look for to find a treatment program that is high quality and tailored to your needs.

Suicide – and a Reflection on Our Changing American Society

What are the contributors to the state of mind that ends in a person taking their own life? What can government do about this? What responsibility do we have to each other to take actions that will alter this course? These are questions of great importance, because rising deaths by suicide say something about the conditions under which our people live and die and about our society at large.

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2019 Summit - Breakout Sessions: Track 2 Highlight




           





Hot topics for those who have been doing the work for several years.

DEVELOPING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS & CAPACITY TO BUILD A COORDINATED SYSTEM RESPONSE TO YOUTH HOMELESSNESS - YOUTH REACH MD
Youth REACH is a Maryland initiative to better understand youth homelessness locally in order to increase capacity and inform local and state efforts to address youth homelessness by providing actionable data and fostering state and local collaboration. Full description.

HOW & WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO. NEURO-INFORMED ENGAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR RHY WORK
"How we are" is critical to "what we do" and "who we help." Attendees will engage in a dynamic and interactive presentation on the importance of considering social capital for the RHY community. Full description.

IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS THROUGH EARLY FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
This interactive workshop will explore the development of an innovative intervention model by Marian Carney of New Beginnings, an agency delivering services to homeless youth and their families since 1980. We will examine aspects of a family mediation model initially utilized almost 20 years ago as well as the process of how it evolved into an effective intervention today that incorporates the agency's models of trauma-informed care. Full description.


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