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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for up to $110 Million in Grants Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

April 07, 2017

~ SAMHSA Press Release Thursday, March 23, 2017 ~ 

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.

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.

See Section III-1 of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information.

HOW TO APPLY: SAMHSA’s transition to NIH’s eRA grants system (eRA Commons) has changed the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for FOAs. In order to submit an application, you must register in NIH’s eRA (electronic Research Administration) Commons in addition to the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov. Please reference PART II very carefully to understand the requirements for SAMHSA’s new grant system.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: May 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern time. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please carefully review Part II of the FOA, Section IV for application and submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Tenly Pau Biggs at PBHCI@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail). For questions on grants management issues contact Gwen Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov (link sends e-mail).

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

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