North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

SAMHSA Funds Available for CABHI Program

Funding Opportunity:
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 for Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals who are chronically homeless. SAMHSA seeks to increase the number of individuals who are chronically homeless placed in permanent housing that supports recovery through comprehensive treatment and recovery services for behavioral health. SAMHSA also seeks to increase capacity for community-based providers to enroll individuals who are chronically homeless in mainstream programs and obtain reimbursement for behavioral health.
 
The Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals program supports the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals who are chronically homeless through Medicaid and other mainstream programs.
 
The major goal of the Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals program is to ensure that the most vulnerable individuals who are chronically homeless receive access to sustainable permanent housing, treatment, and recovery supports through mainstream funding sources. To achieve this goal, SAMHSA funds will support three primary types of activities: 1) behavioral health, housing support, and other recovery-oriented services not covered under a State's Medicaid plan; 2) coordination of housing and services for chronically homeless individuals and families at the State and local level 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 enroll eligible persons who are chronically homeless in Medicaid and other mainstream benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP).
 
The anticipated award amount is up to $500,000 for up to three years.
 
Eligibility is restricted by statute to domestic community-based public and private nonprofit entities. For example, county governments, city or township governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations may apply. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. States and for-profit agencies are not eligible to apply.
 
Please visit the SAMHSA website for full details and to download an application.  Completed applications are due by May 27, 2011.
 
Contact Information:
For questions about program issues contact:
Tison Thomas M.S.W.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5 -1058
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276 2896
tison.thomas@samhsa.hhs.gov
 
For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:
Love Foster-Horton
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1095
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1653
love.foster-horton@samhsa.hhs.gov