We would like to share this funding opportunity through SAMSA that is aimed to support individuals experiencing homelessness to access behavioral health services. It is a 5 year grant with up to $500,000 per year per award. The deadline is March 21, 2023.

Here are the eligible activities:

  • Provide outreach and other engagement strategies to unsheltered (including encampments) and sheltered populations to increase access to, and participation and retention in, harm reduction, case management, treatment, and recovery support services.
  • Provide direct SUD and mental health treatment. Treatment must be culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based and may be provided in outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, or residential settings.
  • Have access to or have the ability to partner with existing licensed Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), and Office-Based Opioid Treatment programs (OBOTs) to provide all forms of FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD). Recipients must ensure that individuals receiving MOUD are not excluded from any service.
  • Provide evidence-based harm reduction practices such as rapid fentanyl test strip distribution, overdose education, naloxone, and other FDA approved overdose reversal medications as long as such purchases are consistent with the purposes of the program and consistent with other local, state, and federal laws.
  • Provide case management that includes care coordination/service delivery planning and other strategies that support stability across services and housing transitions such as referral to primary care services, enrollment in Medicaid and other benefit programs (e.g., SSDI and SSI, TANF, SNAP, etc.), and other human and community-based services

More information can be found at https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy-23-gbhi-nofo.pdf