Twenty-five grants totaling $43 million over five years have been awarded to groups that provide addiction and mental health treatment to homeless populations, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced.
The grants to community-based groups were made in two funding categories – General (16 grants), and Services in Supportive Housing (9 grants). The former “allows communities to address local priorities for persons who are homeless and who have substance use or mental disorders or co-occurring disorders, and to develop service systems to increase the number of these persons who are placed in stable housing and receive needed treatment and related services.”
The Services in Supportive Housing grants “provide resources to help formerly homeless individuals remain in permanent housing by providing linkages to appropriate treatment for substance use or mental disorders and other support services.”
SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will administer the awards.