Update - 8/06/11
Thanks to your individual advocacy on behalf of children and families and keeping the concept of systems of care alive and well, additional language has been added to the FY 2012 Block Grant Application. We have taken the liberty of highlighting changes on the "FY 2012 Block Grant Application Draft Planning Section" pdf that is available on the SAMHSA website. Download it now and take a look at the additions, which are highlighted in yellow.
Additions to the application can be found on pages 5, 6, 11, 24, 25, 27, 28, 41, and 47. (If you want to see the specific excerpts, click here)
I will be meeting with SAMHSA representatives to discuss the changes and learn more about any additional changes and next steps. Check back next week for an update.
Remember, this is a good start, but only a start. There are still issues to be addressed, namely the importance of a set aside for youth. Look for strategy recommendations later this week.