The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20, and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. At their discretion, grantees may also choose to target funds toward addressing an additional, data-driven priority (e.g., marijuana, heroin, etc.). Grantees must use these grant funds to support selected communities of high need in addressing these priorities for their targeted populations.
SAMHSA expects that up to 34 grantees could each receive annual grants ranging from $305,000 to over $2 million for up to five years. Actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
WHO CAN APPLY: States (including U.S. Territories, Pacific Jurisdictions and the District of Columbia) and tribal entities that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) and are currently not receiving funds through SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grants.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.