AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Grants totaling up to $110 million over the course of five years. SAMHSA is accepting applications now, due on or before May 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern time.
How it Works
The purpose of this program is to promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare. The grants will also help promote services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders as well as related physical conditions and chronic diseases.
SAMHSA expects to award up to 11 grantees up to $2 million each annually. The length of the project period will be up to five years, with projected available funding totaling $110 million. The actual amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
Who May Apply?
States or appropriate state agencies, in collaboration with one of the following:
- One or more qualified community health programs, as described under section 1913(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended; or
- One or more community health centers, as described in section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
AAFCPAs strongly encourages healthcare clients to learn more about SAMHSA’s Grant Program. This may be a viable opportunity to obtain funds to support your necessary integration of primary and behavioral health care. You may learn more by visiting samhsa.gov. Please feel free to forward this along to your contacts who may find this useful as well.