The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced a handful of new funding opportunities. One of the FOAs included in the batch is the SAMHSA Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI).
The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder treatment, housing services, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
How can SAE help?
- SAE has extensive theoretical knowledge of and operational experience with the most effective Evidence-Based and Promising Practices to address the health care needs and safety of the various homeless populations that states, counties and cities now face. Effective programs and practices include mobile crisis outreach teams, drop-in centers, reception centers, Neighborhood Care Teams, ACT teams, case management teams, Safe Havens, Supportive Housing, and Housing First. All are backed by peer support and trauma-informed care, and they are eventually linked to population-specific integrated service networks that feature barrier-free access to and maintenance of integrated behavioral health and medical care.
- SAE has successfully applied this knowledge base and operational experience to a variety of at-risk homeless populations, including homeless families; runaway and throwaway children and youth including LGBTQ individuals; adult men and women; persons released from or involved with the criminal justice system; veterans; and older adults.
- SAE has obtained over $260 million in grant awards for its clients, and several were SAMHSA funding opportunities focused on addressing homelessness.
- SAE has also successfully carried out several SAMHSA homeless-focused evaluations, either meeting or exceeding SAMHSA’s evaluation deliverables.
Applications for the SAMHSA GBHI are due December 16, 2019. If you are interested in applying for a SAMHSA FOA and would like some assistance in developing a competitive narrative for your application, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (212) 684-4480.