Two-Part Webinar: Securing and Using Data To Improve Mental Health Block Grant Applications

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Two-Part Webinar on Securing and Using the Right Data To Improve Your State's Mental Health Block Grant Application

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (Part I) | 12:302 p.m. Eastern Time

Monday, August 27, 2018 (Part II) | 12:302 p.m. Eastern Time

Join SAMHSA for a Technical Assistance Coalition two-part webinar series with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors for a discussion on the importance of the relationship between the block grant planner and the state data manager/staff. Webinar presenters will share a brief history of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG), the Data Infrastructure Grant, and the Uniform Reporting System. 
They will also review the required data elements for the MHBG and for the Annual Report following the structure of the WebBGAS, the online application system. Examples of how the interaction between the planner and the data manager enhance the planning process, both specific to the block grant and in general, will be cited. Participants will gain a better understanding of the history of the block grant, block grant requirements, and guidance on how to more efficiently organize their state's application. 

Register for Part I 

Register for Part II 

For questions about any of the webinars, please contact Kelle Masten at or 703-682-5187.