SAMHSA Announces Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing


WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for the following: veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness. SAMHSA seeks to increase the number of program-enrolled individuals placed in permanent housing that supports recovery through comprehensive treatment and recovery-oriented services for behavioral health.

The major goal of the GBHI-SSH program is to ensure treatment and services for veterans who experience homelessness and chronic homelessness, and individuals (non-veterans) and families who experience chronic homelessness (hereinafter collectively referred to as “population of focus”). To achieve this goal, SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities: 1) behavioral health treatment and other recovery-oriented services; 2) coordination of housing and services which support the implementation and/or enhance the long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services; and 3) efforts to engage and connect clients who experience substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and other benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP, etc.).

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  •     Local governments,
  •     Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations,
  •     Urban Indian organizations,
  •     Public or private universities and colleges, and
  •     Community- and faith-based organizations.

SAMHSA anticipates over $9.9 million being available to fund up to 25 grants for up to $400k per year for up to three years. Applications are due April 25, 2014. For more information, click here.

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