Opportunity to Broaden and Deepen Your HVRP Services with SAMHSA Grants
January 17, 2018 – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 –Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Short Title: Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness). Grant applications are due Friday March 9, 2018.
Veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with a serious mental health or substance use disorder are an eligible target population. If veterans are not prepared for employment because of these challenges or are having trouble in sustaining their housing, you might consider how this grant opportunity could help your community. Reach out to your NVTAC liaison, if you would like to discuss your ideas.
The goal of this program is to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support and other recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing. To achieve this goal, SAMHSA will support three types of activities: (1) integrated behavioral health treatment and other recovery-oriented services; (2) efforts to engage and connect clients to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits (e.g. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), etc.); and (3) coordination of housing and services that support sustainable permanent housing.