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Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH)



Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)


Provides supplemental funding to support existing Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program (H80) award recipients implementing evidence-based strategies focused on offering quality integrated care to:

  • Increase access to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services, including services for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other emerging SUD issues
  • Expand access to mental health services, with an emphasis on conditions that co-occur or increase the risk of SUD, including OUD

Examples of SUD-MH funding uses include:

  • Workforce expansion, including hiring behavioral health and enabling services providers
  • Professional development and training, such as supporting training and accredited continuing education for staff and providers in mental health, OUD, and SUD
  • Telehealth, including purchasing supplies like sound dampeners and window coverings, buying systems to offer online care
  • Clinical workflow and practice transformation
  • Health information technology
  • Equipment, like mobile medical vans
  • Minor alterations and renovations
  • Outreach, partnerships, and community integration efforts
  • Necessary purchases, such as opioid agonist medications or public transportation vouchers

More program information, resources, and technical assistance are available online.

Amount of Funding

Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 1,367
Estimated total program funding: $350,000,000

  • $200,000,000 designated for one-time investments
  • $150,000,000 designated for service expansion activities

For additional information on the amount of funding a health center may request, see the funding announcement.

Who Can Apply

Organizations receiving Health Center Program (H80) operational grant funding at the time of this funding opportunity release are eligible to apply.

Applicants are not eligible to receive SUD-MH funding if any of the following exclusionary criteria are met at the time of award:

  • Applicant is no longer receiving health center program (H80) operational grant funding
  • Applicant has five or more conditions on the health center program grant related to health center program requirement area(s) that are in the 60-day phase of progressive action
  • Applicant has one or more conditions on the health center program grant related to health center program requirement area(s) that are in the 30-day phase of progressive action

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Buildings and Facilities • Capacity Building • Equipment • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the application process is available in the program guidance.

Applicant frequently asked questions


For grant regulations questions:
Mona D. Thompson

For application and funding requirements questions:
SUD-MH technical assistance team

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year (FY) 2018 are described on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Katahdin Valley Health Center in Patten, Maine
  • Georgia Mountains Health Services, Inc. in Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Northland Health Partners Community in Turtle Lake, North Dakota
  • Hidalgo Medical Services in Lordsburg, New Mexico
  • Borough of Bristol Bay in Naknek, Alaska

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Health and Wellness • Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Opioids • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment