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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)


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Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funding to support the integration of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) public health model into routine healthcare and other encounters with children, adolescents, and adults. Assists states, local governments, tribes, and other stakeholders with implementing SBIRT in primary care, community health settings, and schools to increase screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use. Seeks to strengthen system-level approaches to reduce alcohol and substance use and mitigate their adverse health impacts among individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) and those at risk for SUD.

Required activities include:

  • Screen all participants for substance use using either a full screen or a pre-screening followed by a full screen for individuals who test positive
  • Select validated, culturally adapted, linguistically appropriate screening instruments for any pre-screening and all full screens
  • Conduct brief assessments to identify the specific type(s) of drug(s) used, consumption level, and impact on functions of daily living for patients who screen positive for drug misuse, with referral to a provider to confirm the diagnosis
  • Screen and assess clients for the presence of co-occurring serious mental illness and SUD using validated screening instruments and use the information to develop culturally appropriate treatment approaches
  • Provide brief interventions for individuals screening positive on a full screen with the level of brief intervention determined by a shared decision-making process between the individual and SBIRT staff
  • Provide referral to SUD treatment
  • Provide case management and referral to specialty treatment sources utilizing a 'warm handoff' procedure for individuals who need these services
  • Provide wraparound services addressing barriers to access to care, such as transportation to treatment, peer support, or recovery support services
  • Develop treatment protocols and plans for project assessment
  • Ensure all services provided are conducted in a trauma informed manner

Grantees are encouraged to address the behavioral health needs of underserved communities as defined by Executive Order 13985, including people living in rural areas and indigenous and Native American populations.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $995,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $9,950,000

At least 2 awards will be made to tribes and tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Indian tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Health facilities
  • Programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Other public or private non-profit entities

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client services appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than 1 provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/SUD treatment provider organization must have at least 2 years experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/SUD treatment provider organization must comply with all applicable local, city, county, and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application.

Grantees that received a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment award under announcements TI-21-008 in fiscal years 2021, 2022, or 2023 are not eligible for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information is available in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For programmatic or technical questions:
Andrea Harris

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Tiffany Gray

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Mental Health • Opioids • Recovery • Schools • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth