Promoting the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care: States (PIPBHC-States)


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Application Deadline: May 20, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Provides funding to states to support the adoption and improvement of integrated care models for behavioral and primary physical health to improve health outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions.

The program is designed to:

  • Promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practices between physical and behavioral healthcare
  • Support the improvement of integrated care models for physical and behavioral healthcare to improve overall wellness and physical health status
  • Promote the implementation and improvement of bidirectional integrated care services, including evidence-based or evidence-informed screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases through integrated care

Recipients must serve 1 or more of the following special populations:

  • Adults with serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Adults who have co-occurring mental illness and physical health conditions
  • Children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) who have a co-occurring physical health condition
  • Individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders (COD)

A detailed list of program expectation and required activities can be found in the funding announcement.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $200,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $2,600,000

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is limited to a states or appropriate state agencies, which include the state mental health authority, the single state agency (SSA) for substance abuse services, the state Medicaid agency, or the state health department.

Applicants must collaborate with 1 or more of the following organizations:

  • Health centers, as defined in section 330(a)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Qualified community programs, including:
    • Community mental health centers
    • Child mental health programs
    • Psychosocial rehabilitation programs
    • Mental health peer-support programs
    • Consumer-directed programs

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • At least 1 organization for direct client services appropriate to the award must be involved in the project. The provider(s) must be an organization committed to the project as demonstrated by a Letter of Intent (LOI).
  • Each organization must have at least 2 years experience providing relevant services.
  • Each of the 3 organizations must comply with all applicable local, city, county, and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar presentation


For programmatic or technical questions:
Rachel Zahn

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Hawa Kamara

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health and Wellness • Mental Health • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment