Behavioral Health Treatment and Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now accepting applications for behavioral health treatment.
The grants will fund behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The grants can also fund permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness.
- SAMHSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI).
- The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
- Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.
- Applications are due by Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
People living in shelters are more than twice as likely to have a disability, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, compared to the general population.
On a given night in 2014, nearly 20 percent of the homeless population had serious mental illness or conditions related to chronic substance abuse, according to the 2015 Point-In-Time Count.