The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2009 grants for the Development of Comprehensive Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment Systems for Persons Who are Homeless program. The purpose of this program is to expand and strengthen treatment services for persons who are homeless (including those who are chronically homeless) and who also have substance use disorders, mental disorders, or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
SAMHSA expects that up to $11 million will be available for up to 33 grants of approximately $350,000 per grant for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds and the progress achieved by the awardees. Funds are available for grants in two categories: “General” and “Services in Supportive Housing.” Approximately $4.5 million per year of the $11 million will be used to provide services in supportive housing. The remaining $6.8 million will be available for “General” Treatment for Homeless grants.