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States can apply for more than $24 million in mental health grants

Monday, June 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Angie Antonopoulos
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States can now apply for up to $24.6 million in planning grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help implement certification for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.

This program will assist states in certifying community behavioral health clinics. It will also create prospective payment systems for Medicaid reimbursable services at the clinics.

SAMHSA anticipates approximately 25 grantees will be provided up to $2 million in funding for up to one year.  Award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

Eligible applicants include State Mental Health Authorities, or Single State Agencies or State Medicaid Agencies including the District of Columbia.  [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.]

To apply, visit both ( ) and the SAMHSA website ( to download the required documents you will need to apply for a SAMHSA grant.  Your application must be submitted through  Please refer to Appendix B – Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications, PART II of the RFA. 

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on August 5, 2015.  Applications must be received by the due date to be considered for review.  Please carefully review application and submission language discussed in PART II: Section I. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact David Morrissette at (240) 276-1912 and/or at For questions on grants management issues contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 and/or


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