Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless IndividualsDeadline: December 16, 2019
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) will support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, housing services, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
Recipients must use funds primarily to support direct services. This includes the following activities:
- Utilize established relationship with an organization that assists individuals experiencing marginal housing or homelessness to obtain housing. Recipients are required to provide direct assistance to homeless individuals to successfully gain housing.
- Provide direct SUD treatment for individuals with SUDs or co-occurring mental and SUDs who are also experiencing homelessness. Treatment must be evidence-based and may be provided in outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, or residential settings.
- Provide linkage and coordination to obtain permanent housing for the population(s) of focus.
- Engage and enroll the population(s) of focus or connect the population(s) of focus to enrollment resources for Medicaid and other benefits programs (e.g. SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP, etc.).
- Provide recovery support services including recovery housing; employment coaching; vocational training; recovery coaching; and other services designed to improve access and retention in services.
Amount: Approximately $5,204,000 is available to make up to 13 awards ranging up to $400,000 per year for a period of performance of up to five years.
Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit entities.