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SAMHSA accepting applications for $50 million in funding for SBIRT

April 21, 2011
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of FY 2011 funds for cooperative agreements to expand and enhance State and Tribal substance abuse treatment service systems.
The grants should expand the State/Tribe’s continuum of care to include screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in general medical and other communities settings including Military, Reserve and Guard units . They will support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk for or diagnosed with a substance use disorder. It will also identify systems and policy changes to increase access to treatment in generalist and specialist settings.

It is expected that $10 million will be available to fund up to 6 awards. The annual award is expected to be up to $1.666 million per year in total costs for up to 5 years. The actual amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Who can apply: States, Territories, the District of Columbia and duly authorized federally recognized tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible. For States, the applicant must be the immediate office of the Governor. For the Territories, tribes and tribal organizations, the applicant must be the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Applications not signed by the Governor/CEO are not eligible and will not be reviewed. State-level agencies are not considered to be part of the immediate Office of the Governor and may not apply.

How to apply: Applications for TI-11-005 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889] or by downloading the application at Applicants are encouraged to apply online using

Application due date: May 24, 2011. Applications must be received by due date to be considered for review.

For questions about program issues contact Walker R. Forman, at (240) 276-2416 or email
For questions on grants management and budget issues contact Love Foster-Horton at (240) 276-1653 or email

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.