Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19

The purpose of this program is to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be provided for states, territories, and tribes to develop comprehensive systems to address these needs. The purpose of this program is specifically to address the needs of individuals with serious mental illness, individuals with substance use disorders, and/or individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Additionally, the program will also focus on meeting the needs of individuals with mental disorders that are less severe than serious mental illness, including those in the healthcare profession.

Eligibility: State governments, the District of Columbia, 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, the Republic of Palau, Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

Amount: $110,000,000 is available for grants of up to $2,000,000 per State or up to $500,000 per Territories and Tribes.

Deadline: April 10, 2020. SAMHSA has shortened the application timeline due to the acute need in many areas for immediate funding. If SAMHSA does not receive applications for the full funding amount available within this timeframe, the application period will be extended. Funds will be distributed on a rolling basis.

Resource Information
Funder Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Eligibility State Government, Tribal Government
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Sector Health, Mental Health
Grant Amount $500,000 - $2,000,000
Deadline Closed