Showing posts from April 27, 2018

System Performance Measures Data Now Available

Data is a critical tool for driving change in communities. Continuums of Care (CoCs) are currently in the process of submitting their FY 2017 system performance measures – with a due date of May 31, 2018. HUD is happy to announce that it has released the CoC-level system performance measures data since FY 2015 . This data is from the initial submissions and while the data may have some issues as CoCs worked through initial submissions, it is invaluable for getting a picture of what is going on across the country. HUD has added a few items to help CoCs create some points of comparison, including information about where CoCs are, their relative size, and how much funding they receive. This is just one more resource communities can look to as they strive to use data to make informed decisions about how to better end homelessness.

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: ACT Grants

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: ACT Grants FOA Number: SM-18-013 Application Due Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Establish and Expand Assertive Community Treatment (Short Title: ACT). The purpose of this program is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). SAMHSA expects this program will improve behavioral health outcomes for individuals by reducing rates of hospitalization, mortality, substance use, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system. ACT is considered to be one of the most effective evidence-based programs designed to support community living for individuals with the most severe f