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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals

Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), are accepting applications for Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grants. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance and/or expand the infrastructure and mental health and substance use treatment services of states and territories, local governments, and other domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations. CABHI grants will increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other critical services for:

  • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders (SUDs), serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs); and/or
  • Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness and have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Families who experience homelessness with one or more family members that have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Youth who experience homelessness and have SUD, SMI, SED, or COD.

Grantees are required to locate permanent housing for all individuals or families who experience chronic homelessness and veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness served by the grant project. For families or youth experiencing homelessness, grantees are, at a minimum, required to link these populations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coordinated Entry system, but are encouraged to permanently house these populations. Transitional housing is not permanent housing.

Amount: $19,576,000 is available for up to 30 awards. State applicants are eligible for an award of up to $1,500,000; local governments up to $800,000; and communities up to $400,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are:

  • States and territories: either the State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or the Single State Agency (SSA)
  • Local governments
  • Communities, which includes other domestic public and private nonprofit entities (e.g. federally recognized AI/AN tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations)

Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-16-007

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