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Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Funding Opportunity

Grant Opportunities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grants. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, etc.) for substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD). This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for SUD services and reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption and its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly health care utilization, and promote sustainability and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice.

The populations of focus are adults and adolescents seeking medical attention and intervention services in primary care and other community health settings (e.g., private non-profit health care or behavioral health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers). These grants support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for SUD, as well as those diagnosed with SUD. 
Tribes, Tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia are eligible to apply.
Funds are available for up to eight (8) awardees to complete projects of up to five years with up to $995,000 available per year.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Learn more about the funding opportunity HERE.