Funding for Social Services

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 8, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Expansion Sponsor Competition

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve and average of 20 hours per week in various settings, including schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program (SCP) Expansion Sponsor Competition

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers serve and average of 20 hours per week usually with volunteer service taking place in the homes of their clients.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Lifeline Program

Provides a monthly federal benefit to individuals with low-income in order to lower the cost of phone or internet services. The benefit can be applied to home or mobile phone service or to high-speed broadband.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Social Work Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral students in social work programs. Offers monetary stipends, professional development, training, mentoring, and other supports to develop cultural competency skills in social work services for ethnic and racial minority populations at risk for mental health and substance use disorders. Seeks to increase the number of social workers providing mental health and substance abuse services to underserved populations. Fellowships are administered by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program Inactive

Provides funds to support new and existing adult drug courts (ADCs), veteran treatment courts (VTCs), and other drug courts by offering grants and technical assistance to states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Finances activities centered on preventing overdoses, reducing opioid and other substance abuse, and decreasing recidivism.

Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Inactive

Offers funds and technical assistance to states, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribes to foster positive interactions between law enforcement and people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. Aims to establish a partnership among law enforcement and behavioral health professionals to promote improved responses and outcomes for people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse who become involved with the criminal justice system.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI) Inactive

Provides funding to intermediary organizations that deliver financial and technical assistance to recipients to help meet the needs of their communities in eligible rural areas. Recipients use funds for projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects in rural communities.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2020
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Reentry Program Inactive

Funds for nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes with a documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services to develop or expand comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services and programs. Aims to decrease recidivism and violence by offering case management and other services to help past offenders or previously incarcerated individuals successfully return to their communities, including small or rural communities.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, and treatment programs and services to benefit youth and families impacted by opioids. Seeks to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, parents, and youth by reducing foster system involvement and providing integrated treatment and recovery services for parents and children. Supports the juvenile and criminal justice systems working to meet the needs of children and youth impacted by opioid addiction.

Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (JDTC) Inactive

Grants funds to assist jurisdictions with starting a juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) or strengthening the assessment procedures and treatment systems of an existing JDTC. Seeks to reduce recidivism and substance use through intensive court supervision, effective treatment, and other trauma-informed services for youth with substance use disorder (SUD), such as opioid use disorder (OUD), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Family Drug Court Program (FDCP) Inactive

Grants funds to help jurisdictions enhance existing family drug courts (FDCs) or to expand FDC operations state- or county-wide. Offers substance use treatment, prevention, and support services to parents, including veterans, using the family drug court model. Aims to provide recovery support and other services to reunify families and protect children, and supervise parents with opioid use disorder (OUD), other substance use disorders (SUDs), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (RSAT) Inactive

Funds community-based reintegration services for offenders re-entering society from incarceration. Supports the formation and execution of residential and jail-based programs to provide treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD) in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention centers.

Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and programs for pregnant or postpartum women. Provides support services for women, children, and their families, including prenatal and postpartum healthcare, pediatric healthcare, mental health treatment, and social services to improve life outcomes. Aims to reduce substance use; improve family dynamics; and improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness of women, their children, and their families.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 Inactive

Funds for training and technical assistance to help tribal communities plan, create, and operate programs to address criminal cases of child abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Funds trauma-informed activities and services, including outreach and awareness efforts, victim assistance, and emergency services for children and family members. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) Inactive

Provides funds to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC), or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, which use problem solving and/or treatment drug court models. Seeks to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug use, and incarceration by combining the sanctioning power of drug courts with effective SUD treatment services and increasing the number of defendants/offenders receiving comprehensive SUD treatment, including screening, assessment, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), recovery support, family services, case management, and program coordination.

Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Inactive

Funds the implementation and expansion of local efforts to enhance community infrastructure to address behavioral health treatment and other services for substance use disorder (SUD) and other co-occurring disorders (CODs) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Seeks to provide permanent housing and other necessary services to individuals and families suffering from homelessness.

Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program Inactive

Funds new full-service community schools (FSCS) programs or further development to existing programs, which includes support for planning, implementation, operation, and coordination for programs in high poverty urban and rural areas. FSCS programs provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students' family members, and community members that are designed to improve education outcomes for children.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) Inactive

Strengthens the delivery of community and statewide recovery support services (RSS) for people in recovery from substance misuse and addiction. Helps individuals maintain recovery and abstinence from substance use by developing and implementing peer recovery supports, such as peer mentors, recovery coaches, and recovery support specialists as well as linking them to social supports, including medical, housing, educational, and employment services. Assists communities in building recovery support networks by connecting community organizations, resources, and services that support recovery and providing public education, training, and outreach.

Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive

Funds programs to reduce health disparities and decrease the rates of infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy among racial/ethnic minority populations. Serves women, infants, and families for the first 18 months after birth in high-risk communities. Provides services to increase access to quality healthcare and social services for women and infants. Promotes family health and wellness, health education, and prevention activities to support safe and healthy pregnancies, births, and early childhood development.

Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish three demonstration projects to implement evidence-based two-generational strategies addressing issues facing rural at-risk children, prenatal to age 3, and their parents, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), maternal depression, mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use, and related neonatal abstinence syndrome. Offers technical assistance, training, and support to demonstration sites to coordinate programs and services that support healthy childhood development and increase family economic opportunity.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Offender Reentry Program (ORP) Inactive

Provides funds to expand access to treatment, recovery, and reentry services for past and current adult offenders with a substance use disorder (SUD) and possible co-occurring mental illness. Helps individuals readjust to everyday life after returning from prisons, jails, or detention centers.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successfully transition back into the community after completing treatment at an IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC). Provides culturally-adapted aftercare and case management services in order to prevent alcohol and substance use relapse and sustain AI/AN youth in their recovery process. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast Program) Inactive

Helps local governments and their community partners respond to trauma and stress related to civil unrest, such as mass protests or violence connected with law enforcement issues. Provides violence prevention and youth engagement programs along with trauma-informed behavioral health services to at-risk youth and families impacted by community disruption and violence. Develops coalitions of local government agencies, community organizations, and residents to deliver resources and services and bring about positive community change and healing.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Targeted Capacity Expansion - HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations) Inactive

Focuses on increasing access to and involvement with care and services for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV. Helps connect these individuals to SUD/COD treatments, HIV care and treatment, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and vaccinations, as well as recovery and community support services to help retain clients in care with the overall goal of reducing health disparities among the target populations.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation) Inactive

Ensures adolescents aged 12-18 and youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services. Brings together stakeholders across systems to enhance and expand services, develop policies, expand workforce, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBP), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the coordination and efficiency of SUD treatment and recovery support systems for adolescent and youth populations in the state.

Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Inactive

Funds enhancements to infrastructure and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) to increase communities' capacity to offer sufficient, comprehensive care to individuals, families, veterans, and youth experiencing homelessness. Aims to provide permanent housing and other crucial services to those who have SUDs, serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)