• Funder: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $995,000 per year
  • Length of Project: Up to 5 years
  • Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 8
  • Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No
  • Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example:

  • State governments through the immediate office of the Single State Authority (SSA) or Director of the Health Department (or equivalent agency) in states, the District of Columbia and the following territories:  Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • The highest-ranking official and/or the duly authorized federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
  • Private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers.  (Note:  For community health or behavioral health centers, the highest office of a Director or Chief Executive Officer must be the applicant.)  Preference is for systems with integrated specialty treatment care or the ability to establish integrated care mechanisms.

FY 2016 SBIRT recipients funded under announcement TI-16-007 are not eligible to apply for this program.

Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grants.  The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, etc.) for substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD).  This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for SUD services and reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption and its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly health care utilization, and promote sustainability and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice.

The populations of focus are adults and adolescents seeking medical attention and intervention services in primary care and other community health settings (e.g., private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers).  These grants support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for SUD, as well as those diagnosed with SUD.

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