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Funding available for SBIRT initiatives

January 2, 2018
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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State governments and behavioral health organizations, including community behavioral health centers, are eligible for federal grants of up to five years for implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiatives.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) anticipates funding as many as eight grantees with up to $995,000 a year for up to five years. The SBIRT program is designed to expand identification of, and care for, adults and adolescents with or at risk of a substance use disorder.

This application process is not open to entities that received grants under the fiscal 2016 SBIRT grant program, which was funded under announcement TI-16-007. The application deadline for the new round of grants is Feb. 21, and all applicants must first register with the National Institutes of Health's electronic Research Administration Commons.