U.S Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) (FY 2017)

Applications Due: April 25, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The purpose of GBHI is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.

SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities:

1) Behavioral health and other recovery-oriented services;

2) Coordination of housing and services that support the implementation and/or enhance the long-term sustainability of integrated community systems that provide permanent housing and supportive services to the target population; and

3) Efforts to engage and connect clients who experience SUDs or CODs to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits programs (e.g. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), etc.).

Funding Title: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Short Title: GBHI)

Agency Name: U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Funding Opportunity Number:   TI-17-009

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but sub-grant opportunities available as this grant primarily supports direct services

Target Population: Homeless individuals and families

Expected Number of Awards: Up to 24

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,506,438

Award Ceiling: Up to $400,000 per year

Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years

How to Apply: Application materials can be found on SAMHSA website here

Current Closing Date for Applications:  by April 24, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

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

  • Local governments;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal
  • organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and consortia of tribes or tribal
  • organizations;
  • Public or private universities and colleges; and
  • Community- and faith-based organizations.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: Eileen Bermudez Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (240) 276-1412 or FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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

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