10/25/2019

SAMHSA Announces Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals (GBHI)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: 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.

SAMHSA

Services Grants: GBHI

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-20-001

For more information, email marcella.maguire@csh.org

Key Dates
  • Release Date: 10/16/19
  • Application Due Date: 12/16/19
  • Estimated Project Start Date: 4/30/2020
  • Estimated Project End Date: 3/31/2025
  • Length of Project Periods:  5 year project period and budget
Purpose The grant will support 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.
Eligible Applicants Non Profits and local government.

Coordination in the form of a support letter with a state’s Single State Agency is required.  SSAs are the statewide Substance Use Disorder Authority.

Award Prioritization Primarily to support Direct Services including providing evidenced based SUD treatment, Benefits Navigation services, Housing Navigation  Services, and Recovery Support Services including Recovery Residences, Employment Services, Vocational Services, Recovery Coaching Services.

SAMHSA has historically prioritized potential awardees that have used these grants to leverage affordable and supportive housing resources from sources other than SAMHSA.

Funding Level
  • $5,204,000 total
  • Expected Award Amount: $400,000 a year for 5 years
  • Maximum Award Amount: $3,000,000 Per Project Period
  • SAMHSA expects to make approximately 13 awards nationally
Target Population Persons (Including Individuals, Families and Youth) who are experiencing homelessness and challenges with Substance Use Disorders.
CSH Recommends: Communities that need to build linkages between their Continuum of Care and growing Substance Use disorder and recovery residences systems could use these resources to build linkages and develop capacity.  Supportive Housing and Homeless Services providers looking to more effectively serve a population suffering from addiction, could use these resources as part of the startup process for Medicaid billing.

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