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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

Deadline: February 21, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant program. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, etc.) for substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD). This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for SUD services and reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption and its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly health care utilization, and promote sustainability and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice.

The populations of focus are adults and adolescents seeking medical attention and intervention services in primary care and other community health settings (e.g., private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers). These grants support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for SUD, as well as those diagnosed with SUD. It is expected that recipients will deliver screening activities, brief interventions, and referral and linkage to treatment to individuals seeking medical attention in primary care or community health settings.

Amount: $7,960,000 is available for up to 8 grants of $995,000 each year for five years.

Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit entities, such as:

  • State governments through the immediate office of the Single State Authority (SSA) or Director of the Health Department (or equivalent agency) in states, the District of Columbia and the following territories: Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
  • The highest-ranking official and/or the duly authorized federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
  • Private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers. Preference is for systems with integrated specialty treatment care or the ability to establish integrated care mechanisms.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-18-007

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