HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (Short Title: GBHI-SSH)

Description:       The major goal of the GBHI-SSH program is to ensure treatment and services for veterans who experience homelessness and chronic homelessness, and individuals (non-veterans) and families who experience chronic homelessness (hereinafter collectively referred to as “population of focus”). To achieve this goal, SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities: 1) behavioral health treatment and other recovery-oriented services; 2) coordination of housing and services which support the implementation and/or enhance the long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services; and 3) efforts to engage and connect clients who experience substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and other benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP, etc.).

Funding Title:    Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (Short Title: GBHI-SSH)

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

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No

Target Population:    Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non- veterans) who experience chronic homelessness.

Expected Number of Awards:    25

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:    04/25/2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $9,981,470

Award Ceiling:    $400,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

Local governments

Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations

Urban Indian organizations

Public or private universities and colleges

Community- and faith-based organizations

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/ti-14-007.pdf

Contact Information:

For questions about program issues contact:

Bradford Milton, M.S.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

1 Choke Cherry Road

Room 5 -1058

Rockville, MD 20857

(240) 276-1745


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



Categories: Education Organizations, Government Organizations, Health Care, HHS, Homeless, Housing, Medicaid, Medicare, Mental Health, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, New Opportunities, Non-profit Organizations, Public Benefits, Social Security, SSI, TANF, Veterans

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