HHS Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services – Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals – States (Short Title: CABHI-States)

Description:       The major goal of the CABHI-States program is to ensure, through state and local planning and service delivery, that veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness (hereinafter collectively referred to as “population of focus”) receive access to sustainable permanent housing, treatment, recovery supports, and Medicaid and other mainstream benefits.  To achieve this goal, SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities:

  • Enhancement or development of a statewide plan to ensure sustained partnerships across public health and housing systems that will result in short- and long-term strategies to support individuals (including veterans) who experience chronic homelessness and veterans who experience homelessness.
  • Delivery of behavioral health, housing support, peer, and other recovery-oriented services.
  • Assist the state Medicaid eligibility agency in developing a streamlined application process for the population of focus and assist providers (e.g., alcohol and drug treatment facilities, homeless service providers) seeking to become qualified Medicaid providers; engage and enroll eligible persons constituting the population of focus in Medicaid and other mainstream benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP).

Funding Title:    Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals – States (Short Title: CABHI-States)

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services, Office Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.

Funding Instrument Type:     Cooperative Agreements

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No

Target Population:    Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness with serious mental illness, substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders

Expected Number of Awards:    18

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:   You must go to both Grants.gov (http://www.Grants.gov) and the SAMHSA website   (http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/applying) to download the required documents you will need to apply for a SAMHSA grant.

Current Closing Date for Applications:    04/14/2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $21,054,000

Award Ceiling:    $1,200,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:    Eligibility for this supplemental funding announcement is limited to the current FY 2013 CABHI-States grantees.

Priority Consideration:   

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     

In accepting the grant award, the grantee stipulates that the award and any activities thereunder are subject to all provisions of 45 CFR parts 74 and 92, currently in effect or implemented during the period of the grant.

In addition, recipients must comply with all terms and conditions outlined in their grant awards, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Policy Statement, requirements imposed by program statutes and regulations and HHS grant administration regulations, as applicable, as well as any requirements or limitations in any applicable appropriations acts.

If your application is funded, you must comply with Executive Order 13166, which requires that recipients of federal financial assistance provide meaningful access to limited English proficient (LEP) persons in their programs and activities.

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Information:    http://beta.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/sm-14-010.pdf

Contact Information:

For questions about program issues contact:

Carl Yonder

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Center for Mental Health Services

1 Choke Cherry Road

Room 6-1012

Rockville, MD 20857 (courier/overnight use 20850)

(240) 276-1916

Carl.Yonder@samhsa.hhs.gov

For information on program requirements, contact the program office.

Eileen Bermudez

Grants Management Specialist

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

1 Choke Cherry Road

Room 7-1091

Rockville, Maryland 20857 (courier/overnight use 20850)

(240) 276-1412

Eileen.Bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov

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Categories: Government Organizations, Health Care, HHS, Homeless, Housing, Medicaid, Public Benefits, Social Security, SSI, Subgrant Possibilities, TANF, Veterans

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