SAMHSA: Funding Announcements

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SAMHSA Awards Up to $26.2 Million to State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Programs Across the Country

The grants will help fund crucial suicide prevention efforts especially geared for youth including early intervention and assessment services, referrals to mental health care and treatment, and information and outreach campaigns.  The grants will also help promote training for communities on the latest youth suicide prevention services and approaches, as well as provide support to families of youth who may be at risk for suicide.

Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/0909222116.aspx

SAMHSA Awards Almost $81.5 Million in Grants to Help Homeless Individuals and Families

SAMHSA announced that it is awarding grants totaling almost $81.5 million over five years to local organizations throughout the country working to end chronic homelessness in their communities. This program has a targeted focus to serve chronically homeless individuals and families by enhancing existing permanent supportive housing programs and other resources. The programs will provide intensive individualized support services designed to reduce psychiatric symptoms and empower people to regain stability.

Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/0909241132.aspx

SAMHSA Awards $16.8 Million in State and Community Partnership Grants for Healthy Transitions Initiative for Youth with Serious Mental Health Challenges: Grants Will Support Integrated Mental Health Services and Supports

SAMHSA announced that it is awarding grants totaling almost $16.8 million over five years to states for integrated home- and community-based services and supports for youth and young adults with serious mental health challenges and their families.  The Healthy Transitions Initiative will develop or build upon existing systems to provide these youth and their families with educational, employment, mental health and other services designed to enhance their well being and ensure their successful transition to adulthood and independence.

Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/090924youth1252.aspx

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