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April 4, 2019
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Grant Application Opportunities

Transforming Lives through Supported Employment

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Supported Employment Program). The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance, and adults with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
SAMHSA plans to issue 7 grants of up to $800,000 per year for up to 5 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

National Evaluation of the Technology Transfer Center Program

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the National Evaluation of the Technology Transfer Center Program grant (TTC Eval). In 2018, SAMHSA reconfigured its approach to training and technical assistance by establishing a national network of regional technology transfer centers for substance abuse prevention and mental health services, in addition to the existing centers for addiction technology transfer. The purpose of the National Evaluation is to gauge the extent to which this effort has been effective.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $750,000 per year for up to 2 years.
Application Due Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

SAMHSA is accepting applications for First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Grants. Recipients will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will also establish processes; protocols; mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities; and safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs.
SAMHSA plans to issue 45 grants of up to $800,000 per year for up to 4 years.
Application Due Date: Monday, May 6, 2019


SAMHSA Seeks Comments on Proposed Recovery Housing Guidelines

On October 24, 2018 the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities was signed into law by President Trump. The legislation seeks to improve client care for individuals suffering from a substance use disorder who are in need of supportive recovery-oriented transitional housing. This report identifies 10 guiding principles. SAMHSA seeks comments on the proposed Recovery Housing guidelines.
The comment period will close at 5PM EDT April 12, 2019.

Improving Opioid Misuse Prevention Literacy Between Older Adults and Healthcare Providers

This webinar features discussion among opioid misuse health literacy experts about effective prevention strategies, approaches, and resources that can advance an understanding and a dialogue between older patients and their health care providers about opioid use. Presenters include prevention leaders from SAMHSA, the National Council on Aging, United Hospital Fund, and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.

Recent SAMHSA Blogs

Communities Talk: Starting Conversations about Preventing Underage Drinking

During Alcohol Awareness Month each April, the nation takes note of the progress in reducing rates of underage drinking and celebrates the efforts of communities across the country who are working together to prevent underage alcohol use.

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