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SAMHSA Grants for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Programs for the Homeless

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

To provide financial assistance to States to support services for individuals who are suffering from serious mental illness or serious mental illness and substance abuse; and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Programs and activities include: (1) Outreach services; (2) screening and diagnostic treatment services; (3) habilitation and rehabilitation services; (4) community mental health services; (5) alcohol or drug treatment services; (6) staff training; (7) case management services; (8) supportive and supervisory services in residential settings; (9) referrals for primary health services, job training, educational services, and relevant housing services; and (10) prescribed set of housing services. Funds may be used at the discretion of the State to achieve the described objectives except that funds cannot be used: (1) To support emergency shelters or construction of housing facilities; (2) for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse treatment costs; or (3) to make cash payments to intended recipients of mental health or substance abuse services. Not more than 20 percent of the payment may be expended for housing services; not more than 4 percent of the total allocation may be expended for administrative expenses. The applicants must agree that the payments will be expended solely for making grants to political subdivisions of the State, and to nonprofit private entities (including community-based veterans organizations and other community organizations) for the purpose of providing the services.

Age Group(s):
Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):

Health Indicator(s):
Excessive Alcohol Consumption , Mental Health , Substance Abuse

Service Area:

Alcohol/substance abuse prevention, Behavioral health/behavioral change


Name: Dorrine Gross
Site or Location Name: SAMSHA- 93.150 Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
11C-05, 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 3014433706