SAMHSA offers $36.9 million in mental health funding

Grants will address substance misuse and promote mental wellness within communities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced $36.9 million in funding opportunities for grant programs supporting mental health services across the U.S. These grant programs support the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to address the overdose and mental health crises.

“SAMHSA grant programs like these help communities implement comprehensive, evidence-based strategies that prevent and address substance misuse and promote mental health across the country,” said SAMHSA Director Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D. SAMHSA operates within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Grants will focus on:

  • Training for providers and students in health professions
  • Screening and treatment referrals for all age groups
  • Creating trauma-informed programs for youth experiencing serious mental illness
  • Supporting addiction treatment and recovery for first responders
  • Strengthening peer- and family-focused programs.

Read more about the grant funding opportunities here.

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