Funding Opportunities: SAMHSA Accepting Applications for Various Grants

Notice of Funding Opportunities

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Application Due Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for children from birth up to 12 years of age by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. These services are expected to include: (1) Programs for children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of developing SED in children, including children with a history of in-utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants, or other drugs that may impact development; and (2) Multigenerational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships.

SAMHSA plans to issue 4 awards of up to $500,000 per year for up to 5 years.


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Provider’s Clinical Support System – Universities

Application Due Date: Friday, May 27, 2022

The purpose of the program is to provide resources to graduate-level students in medical (MD/DO), physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) and other eligible nursing programs (clinical nurse specialists [CNS], certified registered nurse anesthetists [CRNA], certified nurse midwives [CNM] practices) receive the theoretical knowledge and practical training required for them to treat opioid use disorders (OUD) and prescribe medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in office-based settings upon graduation and receipt of licensure. In addition, this grant program is focused on the broader integration of substance use disorder-related education into the medical and nursing curricula of the respective academic institution.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 6 awards of up to $245,000 per year for up to 3 years.


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Building Communities of Recovery

Application Due Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

The purpose of this program is to mobilize and connect a broad base of community-based resources to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). These grants are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services, as well as the promotion of and education about recovery. It is expected that these grant activities will be administered and implemented by individuals with lived experience who are in recovery from SUD and COD and reflect the needs and population of the community being served.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 13 awards of up to $300,000 per year for up to 3 years.


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State Opioid Response (SOR)/Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Technical Assistance

Application Due Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

The purpose of this program is to identify local physicians and other practitioners (advance practice nurses, physician assistants), other clinicians, peers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with expertise in prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services for opioid use disorders and stimulant use disorders to provide the technical assistance and training necessary to ensure the provision of evidence-based prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support programs/services across the SOR/TOR programs.

SAMHSA plans to issue 1 award of $16,600,000 per year for up to 2 years.


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Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success

Application Due Date: Monday, June 13, 2022

The purpose of this grant program is to help reduce the onset and progression of substance misuse and its related problems by supporting the development and delivery of state and community substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion services. The SPF-PFS program is grounded in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a community engagement model grounded in public health principles, including being data-driven, and focused on providing evidence-based services to high-risk underserved communities. SPF-PFS grant recipients focus on strengthening state and community-level prevention capacity to identify and address local substance use prevention concerns, such as underage drinking, marijuana, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, opioids, and heroin. Using local, state, and national substance use public health data, recipients will identify prevention priorities in their communities, and develop and implement strategies to prevent the misuse of substances and promote mental health and well-being among youth and adults. Recipients will utilize a data-driven approach to identify underserved communities and at-risk sub-populations of focus.

SAMHSA plans to issue 5 state awards of up to $1,250,000 per year and 7 community, tribal, or territory awards of up to $375,000 per year for up to 5 years.


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Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Centers

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The purpose of this program is to implement regional centers of excellence to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance addressing opioid and stimulant misuse affecting rural communities. Recipients are expected to facilitate the identification of model programs, develop and update materials related to the prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder and/or stimulant use disorder, and ensure that high-quality training is provided.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 10 awards of up to $650,000 for 2 years.


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Cooperative Agreement for the Center of Excellence for Building Capacity in Nursing Facilities to Care for Residents with Behavioral Health Conditions

Application Due Date: Monday, June 20, 2022

The purpose of this program is to establish a national center of excellence (COE) for building capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with behavioral health conditions. The COE-Nursing Facilities program is expected to support focused resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development to staff in nursing facilities who serve individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), substance use disorders (SUD), or co-occurring disorder (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will help to: (1) strengthen and sustain effective behavioral health practices and achieve better outcomes for nursing home residents with SMI, SED, SUD, or COD; and (2) ensure the availability of evidence-based training and technical assistance addressing mental health disorder identification, treatment, and recovery support services. Training and technical assistance is needed to support facilities in improving care for this population.

SAMHSA plans to issue 1 award of $4,962,223 per year for up to 3 years.


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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12‒20 in communities throughout the United States. The program aims to: (1) address norms regarding alcohol use by youth, (2) reduce opportunities for underage drinking, (3) create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, (4) address penalties for underage use, and/or (5) reduce negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). In addition, applicants will build on strategic plans that were developed under a Drug Free Communities grant.

SAMHSA plans to issue 40 awards of $50,000 per year for 4 years.


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