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Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino ATTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC working in addiction treatment and recovery services. Promotes awareness and new and evidence-based practices and services for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD). Facilitates the adoption of new technology by addiction treatment and recovery service providers. Offers education, training, resources, and information for the behavioral healthcare workforce in rural areas.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Great Lakes Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (Great Lakes ROTA-RC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. Develops culturally and linguistically appropriate, evidence-based training and best practices on harm reduction, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Offers technical assistance to address opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health, stimulant use, and substance use disorder (SUD) to strengthen rural communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health (HBCU CARES)

Supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in efforts to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students entering behavioral health fields, including careers related to the treatment of substance use disorder (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders (COD). Helps students discover and access behavioral health as an area of study and behavioral health career opportunities. Raises awareness of inequities and health disparities among minority and marginalized communities affected by substance use and mental illness.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional resource centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC that provide support to individuals and organizations working in the mental health field. Aims to raise the knowledge and skill base of the mental health workforce and promote the implementation of new and evidence-based practices for a full range of mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Offers a variety of education, training, and resources on a variety of topics related to mental health, including rural mental health; early childhood, youth, and young adults; suicide prevention; culturally informed practices; population-based approaches; and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Midwest Community-University Networking Center for Behavioral Health

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Midwest region of the U.S. Develops training, best practices, and provides technical assistance related to opioids, stimulants, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Supports rural communities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mountain Plains Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (MP ROTAC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the mountain plains region of the U.S. Offers training and technical assistance to help address opioid and stimulant use, substance use disorder (SUD), mental health, and other behavioral health issues. Supports rural communities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

Consists of a network of community-based organizations working to eliminate behavioral health disparities and reduce mental health and substance use problems for racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual minority communities. Aims to achieve behavioral health equity by providing links to training, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and information sharing to address the opioid epidemic, trauma, and other concerns related to substance use.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (NeC-ROTAC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) providing training and technical assistance to address opioids, stimulants, and other substances impacting rural communities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Northeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in New England. Provides support, technical assistance, and naloxone training to address opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant use, and opioid overdose throughout rural areas in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Northwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative (NW ROTA C)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Northwest region of the U.S. Provides support, technical assistance, and training to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use throughout rural areas in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid Response Network (ORN)

Provides free training, education, and technical assistance to increase access for communities to evidence-based practices for opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Connects community members with local consultants and technology specialists who are qualified to implement evidence-based practices.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pacific Southwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (Pacific Southwest ROTA-R)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Pacific Southwest region of the U.S. Shares training opportunities, shares information, and offers technical assistance to help rural communities address opioid and stimulant use throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific jurisdictions.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (PTTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional resource centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native PTTC that work to support effective substance use prevention interventions. Develops and disseminates education, training, resources, and information to raise awareness and promote the implementation of evidence-based prevention practices. Facilitates the adoption of new technology by individuals and organizations working in the field of substance use prevention. PTTC focus areas include community coalitions and collaborators; health equity and inclusion; data-informed decisions; implementation science; cannabis prevention; and workforce development.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Project Advancing Unity in Rural America (Project AURA)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the south central region of the U.S. Develops training and offers technical assistance to address opioid and stimulant use in rural communities throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Providers Clinical Support System - Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (PCSS-MOUD)

Offers healthcare professionals evidence-based training, education, and resources to treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Provides free medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) training for physicians, physician assistants (PA), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and medical students. Training is available online or in-person.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resilient Engaged Active Community Health (REACH)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) offering training and technical assistance to address substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), and stimulant use related to prevention, treatment, and recovery. Supports rural communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-RC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Southeast region of the U.S. Develops training and provides technical to address opioid and stimulant use in rural communities. Supports rural communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Provides training and technical assistance to help states and communities establish local programs to support Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) outreach, access, and recovery efforts, also known as SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model implementation. Seeks to increase access to SSI/SSDI benefits for eligible children and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Offers resources and training to enhance the ability of case managers to provide comprehensive SSI/SSDI application assistance to help individuals obtain their SSI/SSDI benefits, which can serve as an important resource to sustain individuals in treatment and recovery and secure permanent housing.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program (GLS State/Tribal Youth Suicide)

Provides funding to implement suicide prevention and early intervention strategies for youth up to age 24 in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, and other child/youth-serving organizations.

Application Deadline: Jun 3, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)

Offers formula grants to states to help develop and expand prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use. Seeks to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment and services for individuals with OUD, including access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of OUD.

Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR)

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), including stimulant use disorder. Identifies and addresses gaps in services and systems of care for OUD in tribal communities, and coordinates with other federally supported opioid response efforts to increase access to innovative and culturally responsive services for people with OUD, including access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD).

Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Minority AIDS Initiative: Integrated Behavioral Health and HIV Care for Unsheltered Populations Pilot Project

Awards funding for pilot projects to establish portable clinical care teams that provide healthcare outside for underserved populations experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Promotes syndemic approaches that successfully integrate behavioral health and HIV treatment and prevention, including low barrier substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; HIV and viral hepatitis testing and treatment; HIV prevention including condom, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) distribution; mental healthcare; and harm reduction services.

Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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 (SUDs). Seeks to increase the number of social workers providing mental health and substance use 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: May 24, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Promoting the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care: States (PIPBHC-States) Inactive

Grants to states to support the integration of behavioral and primary physical healthcare, with the goal of improving health outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions. Requires state collaboration with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other qualified community programs to adopt and improve integrated care models across systems.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) Inactive

Strengthens the delivery of community-based recovery support services (RSS) for people in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Supports long term recovery through RSS delivered by people who have lived experienced with SUD and recovery, such as peer mentors, recovery coaches or recovery support specialists. Provides linkages to social supports, including medical, housing, educational, and employment services.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (AOT) Inactive

Funds community-based efforts to implement and assess new assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs that permit individuals to remain in their community while receiving treatment, leading to better life outcomes. Identifies evidence-based practices to decrease the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). Works to address substance use issues for individuals with SMI to improve their overall physical and social health.

Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Inactive

Provides funding for training and resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and local levels on carrying and administering naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration approved drugs or devices for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Works to establish processes and protocols for referral to appropriate treatment recovery, harm reduction, and other psychosocial support services, and provide safety education around fentanyl, synthetic opioids, and other drug trends associated with overdoses.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Provider's Clinical Support System Universities (PCSS-U) Inactive

Provides substance use disorder (SUD) education to health profession students early in their academic careers, with the goal of increasing the number of professionals trained to identify, assess, intervene, and treat addiction; support recovery; and address stigma. Supports health profession programs in integrating SUD content into academic curricula and promotes the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare systems using a multidisciplinary team approach. Gives preference to programs that place students in SUD programs serving rural and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Inactive

Supports the implementation of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) public health model in primary care, community health settings, and schools, with the goal of increasing screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use among children, adolescents, and adults. Assists with integrating SBIRT into routine healthcare and other encounters and enhancing system-level approaches to reduce alcohol and substance use and its negative health impacts among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and those at risk for SUD.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) Inactive

Provides funds to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services in existing drug courts that use the problem solving court model, including adult treatment drug courts (ATDCs), family treatment drug courts (FTDCs), or adult tribal healing to wellness courts (ATHWCs). Seeks to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug use, and incarceration by providing effective and comprehensive SUD treatment services to individuals with SUD involved with the justice system.

Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
State Pilot Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT) Inactive

Offers flexible funding to provide family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD), with a particular emphasis on treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Assists states in establishing a continuum of care for pregnant and postpartum women in community-based settings. Supports new approaches and service delivery models designed to enhance coordination and efficiency in state systems managed by a state substance use agency. Aims to improve maternal and child health outcomes, decrease infant mortality, and reduce the negative impact of substance use on women, children, and family members.

Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Nursing Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to ethnic/racial minority students in master's or doctoral psychiatric, mental health, or substance use nursing programs. Aims to increase the number of nurses and nurse practitioners providing mental health and substance use prevention and treatment services to ethnic and racial minority populations. Provides stipends and educational supports to help students complete their degrees, conduct research, build leadership and cultural competency skills, and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Fellowships are administered by the American Nurses Association (ANA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Emergency Medical Services Training (EMS Training) Inactive

Offers funding to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas with a primary focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health conditions (COD). Supports training on trauma-informed, recovery-based SUD/COD emergency care for rural residents, including the use of naloxone for the reversal of opioid overdose, and helps EMS staff meet federal or state licensing or certification requirements.

Application Deadline: Mar 20, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Psychiatry Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to psychiatry residents to conduct innovative research projects addressing mental health and substance use issues for underserved ethnic and racial minority populations. Offers financial support, professional opportunities, and resources to develop cultural competency skills. Focuses on enhancing treatment and reducing disparities for minority populations with mental health conditions and substance use issues. Fellowships are administered by the American Psychiatry Association (APA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tribal Behavioral Health Grants (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Supports tribal communities in building and sustaining infrastructure for behavioral health systems that will positively impact AI/AN youth by successfully integrating culture, resources, and readiness to address suicide and substance misuse among the target population.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral students in marriage and family therapy (MFT) programs. Offers financial support, training, and professional development opportunities designed to build cultural competency in mental health treatment for ethnic and racial minorities. Seeks to increase the number of marriage and family therapists providing mental health and substance use services to underserved populations. Fellowships are administered by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation through the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success for Communities, Local Governments, Universities, Colleges, and Tribes/Tribal Organizations (SPF-PFS-Communities/Tribes) Inactive

Aims to reduce the development and progression of substance use disorder (SUD) by improving local capacity to deliver community-based SUD prevention and mental health services. Promotes building strategic partnerships among key stakeholders to expand prevention infrastructure and implement strategies to identify and address the primary prevention concerns in the community, including the use of opioids, methamphetamine, and heroin. Provides evidence-based services to prevent SUD and support the mental health and well-being of youth and adults, especially those from underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success for States (SPF-PFS-States) Inactive

Provides funding to enhance states' ability to develop, implement, and promote substance use prevention and mental health promotion services for individuals and families in their state. Supports states in building the capacity of local providers to identify prevention priorities in their communities, including the use of opioids, methamphetamine, and heroin, and to implement evidence-based strategies to address their prevention needs. Focuses on delivering prevention services to rural, tribal, and other underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (Children's Mental Health Initiative) Inactive

Provides resources focused on improving mental health outcomes in children and youth, from birth to age 21, at risk for or with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. Supports the implementation, expansion, and integration of a System of Care (SOC) approach to create sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program, also known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). CMHI seeks to prepare children and youth at risk for or with SED for successful transition to adulthood and assumption of adult roles and responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Psychology Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to psychology students at the master's, predoctoral, and postdoctoral levels focused on the behavioral health and well-being of communities of color. Offers financial support, professional development and guidance to build cultural competency, enhance services and public policy, and reduce mental health and substance use disparities in minority communities. Fellowships are administered by the American Psychological Association (APA) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Addictions Counseling Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's level addictions counseling students. Offers financial support and professional development training to develop cultural competency skills in substance use disorder (SUD) counseling services for minority populations. Seeks to increase the number of SUD professional counselors serving minorities, including ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or veteran and military groups. Fellowships are administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mental Health Counseling Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral counseling students. Offers financial support and professional development training to develop cultural competency skills in mental health counseling services for minority populations. Seeks to increase the number of professional counselors serving minorities, including ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural, or veteran and military groups to improve overall community health and well-being. Fellowships are administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) through a Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant (SUBG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories and freely associated states, and one tribe to design and implement activities and services to address the complex needs of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder (SUD). Funds can be used to establish statewide programs and services or to make sub-awards to local organizations to provide SUD services in their region. All activities and services must address core SUBG program purposes. Supports SUD treatment, programs, and services for the following populations and services areas: pregnant women, women with dependent children, IV drug users, tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS early intervention services, and primary prevention services.

Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories, and freely associated states to provide comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED). Supports collaboration by encouraging various individuals and groups to be involved in the mental health planning process, including adults participating in mental health services, family members of children with SED, and representatives from education, mental health, rehabilitation, criminal justice, and other state agencies.

Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Inactive

Provides peer recovery support services to individuals with or in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). Promotes long-term recovery supports, in coordination with clinical SUD treatment, that are led by peers in recovery who reflect the communities they serve. Increases access to recovery support services through training and support for current and new peer recovery specialists and supervisors, especially those from historically underserved communities.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Recovery Community Services Program – Statewide Network (RCSP-SN) Inactive

Strengthens the relationship between recovery organizations, their statewide networks of recovery stakeholders, and healthcare systems to improve recovery services for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). Aims to promote and integrate recovery organizations and peer recovery support services (PRSS) across coordinated state and local networks through increased collaboration, training, and participation in multilevel planning, policy, and program development activities.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grant (Workforce Support) Inactive

Provides funding to support services, training, and collaboration with partners focused on helping individuals in treatment or recovery with substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder (COD) live independently and participate in the workforce.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Minority AIDS Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (MAI: High Risk Populations) Inactive

Focuses on increasing access to and involvement with care and services for individuals from racial and ethnic minority populations 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 22, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) Inactive

Provides comprehensive, coordinated, evidence-based services for individuals, youth, and families currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness who are diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), and/or a co-occurring disorder (COD). Aims to engage and connect the target population to behavioral health treatment, case management, and recovery support services and help them secure sustainable permanent housing. Assists participants in identifying and obtaining resources for health insurance that help individuals maintain their treatment, recovery, and housing status.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Services Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds treatment, recovery, case management, and harm reduction services and programs in residential treatment facilities for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD) to support and sustain recovery. Aims to reduce infant and maternal mortality; improve family dynamics through access to treatment; and increase access to evidence-based SUD residential services.

Application Deadline: Mar 27, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (OD Treatment Access) Inactive

Expands access at the community level to naloxone and other medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency treatment of opioid overdose by establishing best practices for prescribing overdose reversal drugs. Provides training and resources to prescribers and providers and ensures protocols are in place to connect people who have experienced overdose to appropriate follow-up care and substance use treatment, including medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and behavioral therapies. Focuses on specific urban and rural populations to address the needs and expand workforce capacity in communities highly impacted by overdose and reduce overdose deaths.

Application Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
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. Provides comprehensive, coordinated services such as behavioral health outreach, treatment, peer support, recovery support services (RSS), case management, and connections to sustainable permanent housing.

Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive

Aims to increase access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) along with comprehensive opioid use disorder (OUD) psychosocial and recovery support services (RSS) for individuals with OUD seeking MOUD. Provides funds to states, nonprofits, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and tribal organizations to support MOUD programs and related program activities.

Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Adult Reentry Program (AR Program) Inactive

Provides funds to expand access to treatment, recovery, and reentry services for sentenced adults in the criminal justice system with a substance use disorder (SUD) and possible co-occurring mental illness. Seeks to reduce substance use and involvement with the criminal justice system by helping individuals successfully reintegrate into the community upon release from prisons, jails, or detention centers.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast) Inactive

Helps local governments and their community partners respond to trauma and stress related to civil unrest, community violence, and/or collective trauma within the past 24 months. 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: Oct 17, 2022
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and Their Families (Youth and Family TREE) Inactive

Serves adolescents, aged 12-18, and transitional youth, aged 16-25, with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) by expanding access to evidence-based early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. Involves family members/primary caregivers in the treatment and recovery process, and focuses on reducing health disparities among underserved female and racial/ethnic minority populations.

Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA) Inactive

Provides funding to existing USDA Cooperative Extension grantees to develop and offer training and technical assistance for rural communities to help combat the effects of the opioid crisis and/or stimulant issues. Supports education and training on prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder and works to share successful model programs.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
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, 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)
Targeted Capacity Expansion – Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) Inactive

Supports recovery community organizations (RCOs) in expanding peer recovery support services (PRSS) to people with substance use disorder (SUD) and their family members. PRSS utilizes peer leaders, individuals who have experienced addiction and recovery, to help people with SUD stay in recovery by offering support in the areas of housing, employment, education, social connection, and abstinence from substance use. Peer leaders are involved at all levels of designing, developing, and implementing programs.

Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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2022 Report to Congress on the State Opioid Response Grants (SOR)

Reports on the implementation, activities, and outcomes of state opioid response (SOR) grantees using data collected in fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022. Includes accomplishments for all the states and territories and rural mentions throughout.

Date: 09/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Under-Resourced Populations

Provides guidance for behavioral health practitioners, community leaders, and other stakeholders on the process of adapting evidence-based practices (EBPs) for individuals from under-resourced populations with mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Focuses on adaptations to make mental health and SUD treatment EBPs more culturally responsive to help address behavioral health inequities for groups that experience barriers to care, including tribal and rural populations. Describes various cultural adaptations for EBPs and supporting research, and offers program examples as well as evaluation and quality improvement resources.

Date: 2022
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Serves as the federal agency leading the national effort to promote community-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services for individuals and families. Works to improve and strengthen SUD treatment organizations and systems to help build capacity and meet the demand for services nationwide. Supports states and community-based programs in adopting and adapting evidence-based and best practices to reduce barriers and improve access to high quality treatment and recovery services. Offers free treatment referral to connect people dealing with issues related to substance use to programs and services available in their community.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Connecting Communities to Substance Use Services: Practical Approaches for First Responders

Provides information to first responder agencies, communities, and other stakeholders to support practices and approaches for first responders to connect people to substance use treatment and other support services. Offers evidence-based strategies, public health approaches, resources, and program models, including best practices for responding to opioid overdoses. Considers potential challenges, such as those faced in rural areas, and other factors when implementing initiatives to support people who use drugs.

Date: 08/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cultural Factors That Protect Against Substance Misuse and Promote Mental Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Summarizes research examining how cultural-specific risk and protective factors can contribute to or mitigate substance misuse among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Aims to inform prevention planning by tribal communities and providers to include culturally responsive programs, practices, and policies that can reduce substance misuse and support the mental health and well-being of AI/AN individuals, youth, and families.

Date: 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Digital Therapeutics for Management and Treatment in Behavioral Health

Provides an overview and highlights the benefits of using digital therapeutics (DTx) health software to treat or alleviate behavioral health conditions. Offers information on DTx research, regulatory and reimbursement considerations, and advice for providers on how to select and implement DTx in their practice. Describes issues related to DTx, behavioral health equity, and potential barriers to access, including in rural areas.

Date: 07/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths Practice Guide 2023

Provides guidance and resources to help individuals and communities build and strengthen community coalitions with the ultimate goal of decreasing opioid overdose deaths. Includes insights from rural communities and rural considerations.

Date: 2023
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Evidence-Based Whole-Person Care for Pregnant People Who Have Opioid Use Disorder

Outlines evidence-based practices to help obstetrician-gynecologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, certified midwives, specialists, and other providers take a more active role in supporting the health of pregnant people with opioid use disorder (OUD) and their infant children. Offers information on screening and assessment for OUD, initiating and maintaining pharmacotherapy to treat OUD, providing whole person care, prioritizing health equity for underserved populations, and barriers to care, including those faced by pregnant people living in rural areas.

Date: 03/2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Shares strategies, considerations, and information for behavioral health and other healthcare practitioners working to expand access to mental health and/or substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for people experiencing homelessness. Highlights 4 case studies of organizations working to address mental health and SUD among populations experiencing homelessness, including a rural specific example located in Colorado.

Date: 01/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 1

Interview with Colin Cash from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota discussing his experience founding and leading the Sober Squad Recovery Movement program. Highlights ways that this program can serve as a model for advancing and sustaining recovery communities during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 07/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 2

Interview with Ruby Takushi, Director of Programs for the Recovery Café in Seattle, Washington. Discusses aspects of the recovery cafe model and how it may be used to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 07/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 3

Interview with Andre Johnson, President and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project. Discusses how a peer-led, peer-run, peer-delivered recovery model can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 08/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 4

Interview with Callan Howton, Director of the National Peer-Run Training and Technical Assistance Center for Addiction Recovery Peer Support. Highlights how this model of providing recovery housing can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery from substance use during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 08/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 5

Interview with Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services in Ohio. Discusses how embedding a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) model in local health agencies may be employed as a strategy to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 08/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 6

Panel discussion featuring 5 representatives from recovery communities in different regions of the country. Draws on the speakers' experiences working to build successful community-based recovery programs and explores how their various approaches and strategies may serve as models to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption.

Date: 08/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Maintaining Fidelity to ACT: Current Issues and Innovations in Implementation

Offers information on the principles of the assertive community treatment (ACT) model, which provides time-unlimited, community-based services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) who experience or are at risk for concurrent substance use, frequent hospitalization, homelessness, involvement with the criminal legal system, and psychiatric crises. Discusses current issues and challenges as well as strategies for successfully implementing ACT in communities. Describes examples of ACT implementation for specific underserved populations, including individuals with criminal justice involvement, people in rural areas, youth, older adults, and immigrants.

Date: 09/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Medicaid Coverage of Medications to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Treat Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder

Provides information on the availability of, and access to, medications for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD), and for reversing opioid overdoses within state Medicaid plans. Discusses policies and regulations affecting access to these medications and reviews the present coverage and availability of the medications to Medicaid beneficiaries in each state. Includes 5 innovative models for expanding medication access to underserved Medicaid populations, including those residing in rural areas, American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and individuals recently released from incarceration.

Date: 01/2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study: Findings Report

Shares the results of the Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study (MDPS), a pilot program to determine the lifetime and past-year prevalence rates of schizophrenia spectrum disorders; past-year bipolar I disorder, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anorexia nervosa; and past-year alcohol, opioid, cannabis, stimulant, and sedative/hypnotic/anxiolytic use disorders. Includes statistics and data on rural areas.

Date: 2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI)

Provides information and resources to raise awareness of the impact trauma, violence, and bullying can have on the behavioral health of children, adolescents, and families. Seeks to enhance treatment and services for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Includes information and resources on traumatic stress, treatment options, and advice for families, caregivers, child health and welfare professionals, and others about how to help and respond to child traumatic stress.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice Toolkit

Shares guidance to support the design, development, implementation, and quality improvement of behavioral health program to best meet the needs of individuals who experience a mental health crisis. Defines national guidelines for crisis care and outlines tips and tools to support those guidelines. Includes discussion of unique challenges rural and frontier communities face, and recommends approaches for those working with rural and frontier populations focused on increasing access to behavioral health crisis services.

Date: 02/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Prevention Week (NPW)

Offers information on a week-long event dedicated to promoting public awareness of mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD), increasing community engagement, and highlighting promising and evidence-based prevention approaches. Includes a planning toolkit, webinars, and other resources to support community prevention efforts and help communities organize local events and activities in support of National Prevention Week. Helps communities connect and collaborate with federal agencies and national organizations to raise awareness about substance use prevention and promote positive mental health.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Recovery Month

Offers information on a month-long event held every September to promote public awareness and knowledge of mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD), and celebrate those in recovery. Includes a toolkit, webinars, recovery publications, and other resources and tips to engage communities, stakeholders, local officials, and others in support of Recovery Month.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) Practice Guide 2023

Provides guidance and resources to help communities, healthcare providers, and volunteers providing opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and harm reduction and recovery services address opioid use in their communities. Include rural mentions throughout.

Date: 09/2023
Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Policy Priority Roundtable Summary Report: Improving Buprenorphine Access in Pharmacy Settings

Highlights discussion and policy priorities from a August 2022 virtual roundtable meeting focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the barriers and challenges related to buprenorphine access in pharmacy settings the U.S. Includes specific observations and recommendations to improve buprenorphine access in pharmacy settings in rural areas.

Date: 11/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Disaster Behavioral Health: A Guide for Outreach Workers and Crisis Counselors

Shares information for crisis counselors, outreach workers, and other supportive service providers on how to best respond to the behavioral health needs of diverse rural populations following a disaster. Considers unique risk factors, strengths, and the behavioral health impacts of disasters on rural populations. Highlights best practices to help rural individuals and communities access mental health and substance use services and treatment after disaster events. Includes a summary of recommendations, resources, and a customizable tip sheet for outreach to rural residents.

Date: 08/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Equity Program (BHEP)

Offers information and resources to support and promote behavioral health equity by removing barriers and providing prevention and treatment services for mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). Includes links to data, reports, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and federal programs and initiatives for the following populations: Hispanic or Latino; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI); American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN); Black or African Americans; and the LGBTQ+ populations.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

Provides access to data, reports, and other information from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) on various aspects of behavioral health, including substance use and mental health treatment services. Includes data on household substance use and mental health; treatment, admissions, and discharges; mental health facilities; substance use facilities; emergency departments; client-level mental health information; and uniform reporting system statistics.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to address the challenges incarcerated and justice system-involved individuals face when attempting to seek treatment for and recover from mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). Seeks to increase access to behavioral health services, minimize costs, and other consequences related to the unnecessary and repetitive incarceration of people with behavioral health issues. Discusses strategies to identify individuals with mental illness and SUD, implement diversion programs, enhancing reentry services, evidence-based practices, screening and assessments, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives

Shares national guidelines for behavioral health crisis care best practice toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and a 2020 technical assistance paper series focused on crisis services. Offers information to support mental health authorities, agency administrators, service providers, and other state and local leaders in the design, development, implementation, and quality improvement of behavioral health crisis systems. Details components of crisis services and best practices, along with tools for implementing and evaluating care that aligns with national guidelines. Addresses key issues related to crisis services, including homelessness, technology advances, substance use, legal issues, financing crisis care, diverse populations, children and adolescents, rural and frontier areas, and the role of law enforcement.

Date: 08/2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to improve the behavioral health of communities and responders while they prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. Provides links to technical assistance resources, a helpline, and treatment locators designed to help states, territories, tribes, and responders effectively plan for and respond to disasters to minimize negative outcomes, such as developing new or exacerbating existing substance use disorder (SUD) or mental illness.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Drug-Free Workplace Programs

Provides information on drug-free programs, drug testing, and other resources and training designed to address illegal substance use by federal employees and in federally regulated industries, such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCRC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Discusses policies, guidelines, and regulations to address substance misuse in workplaces.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

Provides communities, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others with a searchable resource center including reports, guides, toolkits, and other resources to implement evidence-based practices for mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). Focuses on opioid use disorder (OUD) and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery options.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Faith and Community Engagement

Provides information to support partnerships between faith-based and community organizations and federal programs to offer effective programs and activities for substance use prevention, mental health services, and addiction treatment. Offers resources for training, technical assistance, publications, and existing faith-based coalitions and collaborations focused on decreasing violence, combating substance use, improving behavioral health, reducing homelessness, and providing crisis counseling to those in need.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Grant Awards by State

Interactive map that can be sorted by fiscal year (FY) and state to show formula and discretionary funding amounts and detailed summaries for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Homelessness Programs and Resources

Offers a collection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and resources designed to prevent and end homelessness among men, women, youth, and families with mental illness or substance use disorder (SUD). Includes grant programs and services as well as publications, videos, and webinars on behavioral health treatment, employment assistance, housing/shelter programs, case management, trauma, as well as links to help individuals find immediate help and treatment.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Medications for Substance Use Disorders

Provides an overview of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and medications for alcohol use disorder (AUD), as well as information on opioid treatment programs (OTPs). Describes current federal regulations and requirements for practitioners to prescribe MOUD. Includes information and training resources for healthcare providers, researchers, and patients.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Office of Recovery

Serves as a national clearinghouse for recovery-oriented care to address substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. Promotes collaboration across key sectors to more effectively integrate recovery into systems of care, increase recovery services, and reduce barriers to recovery for underserved populations, including rural and tribal communities.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Reversal Medications (OORM)

Describes how naloxone is used and the medication's side effects. Briefly discusses causes of opioid overdose. Highlights how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is working with communities, local governments, local law enforcement, and state and federal partners to expand naloxone use.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA School and Campus Health Programs

Offers information and resources on challenges faced by children and youth, such as those related to bullying, mental health, substance use, and violence. Highlights several Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs for educators and parents, including Project AWARE, Trauma-Informed Services in Schools (TISS), and the campaign "Talk. They Hear You."

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Strategic Plan: Fiscal Year 2023-2026

Presents the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) 4-year strategic plan detailing the agency's guiding principles, priorities, goals, and objectives to address behavioral health needs in the U.S. Focuses on 5 key areas: preventing substance use and overdose; access to suicide prevention and mental health services; promoting resilience and emotional health for children, youth, and families; integrating behavioral and physical healthcare; and strengthening behavioral health workforce. Emphasizes behavioral health equity for underserved and/or historically marginalized populations, including rural and tribal communities.

Date: 08/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Tribal Affairs and Policy

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) that seeks to address behavioral health issues facing American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Details programs, policy and advisory resources, and supports to promote self-sufficiency, prevent and treat substance use disorder (SUD), offer recovery and support services, reduce violence and suicide rates, and increase access to behavioral health services.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Workforce Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to increase the supply of trained, culturally aware behavioral health professionals, including psychiatrists, therapists, addiction counselors, homeless outreach specialists, recovery coaches, and other professionals in fields related to prevention, healthcare, and social services. Includes links to programs and resources to help address workforce shortages and provide culturally competent care to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Equity Fact Sheet

Highlights selected activities and programs from various Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) offices and centers that are working to advance behavioral health equity, including efforts targeting rural and tribal communities.

Date: 03/2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-Arrest Diversion Models for Rural Communities

Outlines strategies, technologies, and successful models rural communities can adapt to support crisis response and pre-arrest diversion for individuals with mental health and substance use issues in their communities.

Date: 06/2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
TIP 33: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders

Provides evidence-based guidance related to the treatment of stimulant use disorders and related problems associated with the use of cocaine, methamphetamine, and the misuse of prescribed stimulants. Offers information and recommendations to support behavioral health service providers and other substance use disorder (SUD) providers with treatment approaches, strategies, engagement, retention, and more. Details the challenges and barriers to providing treatment in rural areas.

Date: 10/2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
TIP 64: Incorporating Peer Support Into Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Shares evidence-based guidance on how to integrate peer support services (PSS) into substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs and services. Describes PSS for people with substance related issues, the role and functions of peer recovery workers, and other topics related to incorporating PSS into SUD treatment. Includes specific considerations related to providing peer support in rural areas.

Date: 06/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
TIP 65: Counseling Approaches to Promote Recovery from Problematic Substance Use and Related Issues

Provides guidance on evidence-based counseling approaches to help individuals achieve and maintain recovery from substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports licensed counselors and other providers, including non-specialists, nurses, interns, administrators, clinical supervisors, peer specialists, and other staff, seeking to adopt or expand a recovery-oriented framework in their programs. Offers information and resources on how to implement recovery programs and counseling approaches to prevent recurrence, sustain recovery, and promote harm reduction and healthy lifestyles for those in recovery. Includes strategies, resources, and examples focused on providing services in rural settings.

Date: 11/2023
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Treatment & Services

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Offers free and confidential emotional support to people experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress through a national network of local crisis centers. Dial 98, text 988, or chat online to get help. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Directory of treatment facilities that provide services to treat a recent onset of serious mental illness, such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and other conditions in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Programs offer evidence-based interventions and supports, including medication, therapy, family and peer support, education and employment assistance, and other services. Serves as a confidential and anonymous source of information for individuals and family members seeking treatment.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
FindTreatment.gov

Directory of providers across the U.S. specializing in the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness. Offers a search function to locate substance use and mental health facilities, healthcare centers, buprenorphine practitioners, and opioid treatment providers in or near a specific community. Provides information about treatment options, paying for treatment, and understanding mental health and addiction disorders in order to make it easier for individuals to identify and begin receiving appropriate treatment services.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Adolescent Treatment Court (NATC) Dashboard

Offers a national overview of data on adolescent treatment courts in the U.S. and a map-based court locator tool that allows users to search for adolescent treatment court programs in each state. Includes the location, contact information, and key program details for each treatment court.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Offers a range of essential behavioral health and housing services and supports through over 500 local PATH provider organizations working to reduce or eliminate homelessness for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders (COD) who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Focuses on providing services that are not well supported by mainstream mental health programs and aims to serve areas with the greatest need, including underserved populations and communities.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator

Directory of healthcare practitioners authorized to provide buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Find Help

Directory of behavioral health treatment locator tools, hotlines for suicide prevention, treatment referral services, assistance for veterans in crisis, and more. Includes links to resources and services related to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery; mental illness; medication-assisted treatment (MAT); treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD); harm reduction; opioid overdose; crisis care; and suicide prevention.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Directory of certified opioid treatment programs available in each state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Programs

Assists with the provision of comprehensive and integrated substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and early intervention services for those with or at risk of developing SUD. Provides information on reimbursement coding for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services and related resources.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's National Helpline

Offers a free and confidential information service, also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, that can provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations for individuals and family members looking for help with mental health and/or substance use disorder (SUD). Call 1-800-662-4375 or TTY at 1-800-487-4889 or text your ZIP code to 435748 to get help. Service is available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 a week, 365 days a year.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)