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Biden Administration Announces $36.9 Million in Behavioral Health Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has announced $36.9 million in notices of funding opportunities for grant programs that support behavioral health services. These grant programs support the administration’s priorities to address the overdose and mental health crises, key pillars of the Biden-Harris Unity Agenda, according to the announcement.

According to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra:

“We are committed to providing communities with the resources they need to address mental health and substance use needs. We know that supporting the development and delivery of community-based behavioral health services promotes positive outcomes and advances health equity across the country.”

The funding opportunities include initiatives for:

  • Prevention Technology Transfer Centers that will provide training and technical assistance services to the prevention workforce and other partners
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to implement the SBIRT public health model for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings
  • Community Programs for Outreach and Intervention with Youth and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. providing trauma-informed interventions to youth and young adults
  • And several others

Click here to read the full list of opportunities and their descriptions.

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