- Deadline: Applications due March 9, 2018.
- Eligibility: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities:
- State governments and territories, including the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau;
- Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town;
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations;
- Public or private universities and colleges;
- Community- and faith-based organizations.
- Award: Up to $500,000 per year for up to five years for governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations. Up to $1 million per year for up to five years for state governments and territories.
- Summary: The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of an infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or co-occurring disorder (i.e., a serious mental illness [SMI] and substance use disorder [SUD] or a serious emotional disturbance [SED] and SUD) who are experiencing homelessness.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness funding opportunity announcement(FOA).
SAE is a reliable knowledge-based resource that can assist you in developing and submitting a highly competitive response to this homeless-focused FOA issued by SAMHSA. SAE’s CEO, staff and cadre of consultants bring to your efforts knowledge about the different survival strategies that various homeless populations use to survive on the street. For example, women who are homeless put great effort into being unnoticed because they fear they will be victims of sexual or physical abuse. Therefore, you rarely see homeless encampments of women. Homeless men who come out of the criminal justice system incorporate criminogenic behavioral constructs learned in prison into their behavior on the street, which often makes them stand out.
SAE’s team has substantial knowledge and experience with effective outreach interventions such as mobile vans and mobile crisis teams; engagement programs such as Safe Havens, drop-in centers and reception centers; and various housing programs such as crisis residences, Housing First, the Oxford model, and supported housing with case management staff. Additionally, SAE is familiar with the various supportive interventions such as ACT teams, case management, and trauma-informed care including seeking safety.
You can rely on SAE’s grant writing team to incorporate the practice and strategy that best meet the needs of your particular homeless population of focus. We have secured several homeless-focused SAMHSA grants throughout the years (see the “Grants Secured” section on our Grant Writing web page). If you would like some assistance in developing a competitive narrative for your application response, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 684-4480 to connect with our team!
SAMHSA Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness