What's Happening?

Across the country so many are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and families impacted by substance use. We want to recognize these efforts, share in the accomplishments being realized and keep you in the know regarding what’s happening! Here you will find information about events that have recently occurred or are planned, shared successes and newsworthy content that both informs your work and inspires innovation and celebration as the work to build capacity to improve the life condition of youth and families across the country evolves.

Friday, October 22, 2021
Grants for community-based projects and programs that help youth of color and LGBTQ youth cope with mental health challenges and build resiliency
Friday, October 22, 2021
Funding to support cohorts of Indigenous Scholars that are looking to use public health tools to address the most pressing issues in their communities
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Implementation provides funding to strengthen and expand substance use disorder (SUD)/opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The award is for hospitals and health systems that commit to working on efforts within their organization or in the community related to health equity and diversity and inclusion
Monday, October 18, 2021
Funding Available for On-Site (or virtual) TA: Technical Assistance for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters
Friday, October 15, 2021
SAMHSA’s GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshops.
Friday, October 15, 2021
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages primary care practice-based research focused on rigorous evaluations of factors that impact or account for the effectiveness of existing suicide prevention practices and/or pilot clinical trials aimed at optimizing and pilot testing patient-, provider-, or systems-level suicide prevention strategies.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Funding opportunity for Alaska Community Development projects (capital)
Friday, October 8, 2021
Fellowship for Native Americans to serve in Washington, DC (Congress) to represent voice of AI/AN.
Friday, October 8, 2021
The Rural Business Cooperative Service (agency of the United States Department of Agriculture) is seeking applications under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program for FY 2022.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Funding opportunity for minority communities - provides access to broadband services.
Friday, October 8, 2021
ACF awarded $20 million to 210 grant recipients to assist Tribes and Native orgs ensuring the survival and continuing vitality of Native languages
Friday, October 8, 2021
Announcement from HRSA highlighting remaining funds for provider training - availble until funds exhausted on first come first serve basis
Friday, October 8, 2021
Announcement of theme and dates of National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Friday, October 8, 2021
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $142 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) funding to 33 communities, 11 of which are rural.
Friday, October 8, 2021
National Substance Use Prevention Month, held in October, highlights the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse, acknowledge those in recovery, as well as children, parents, family, and friends supporting them. This link provides a list of helpful resources for parents and caregivers, children and teens, mental health providers, child welfare workers, law enforcement professionals, educators and school staff, and policy makers. This list has been compiled by the National Child...
Friday, October 8, 2021
The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced over $33 million in funding to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by DEA, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. In many communities Red Ribbon Week has turned into a variety of activities implemented throughout the month of October. These activities are meant to demonstrate the importance of making healthy and smart decisions throughout life so that dreams and goals can be achieved. Tools for communities to use to improve awareness of Red Ribbon Week are available to help promote Red Ribbon Week.
Friday, October 8, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced nearly $2 million in awards to the University of Hawaii and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences for a new initiative to establish the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity.
Friday, October 8, 2021
President Biden proposed an $800 million investment to more than double our current funding for juvenile justice and youth reentry programs that protect children and help young people get the services they need to get back on their feet.
Friday, October 8, 2021
The Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Grant provides funding for evidence-based or promising community-level approaches that aim to reduce opioid-involved overdose, overdose involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose in regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses.
Friday, October 8, 2021
The Justice Department joins law enforcement partners, victim services professionals, advocates and communities across the country in observing October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announces more than $476 million in Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grants.
Friday, October 8, 2021
(SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support recovery
Monday, October 4, 2021
Recent data is highlighting the widening of disparities in overdose deaths in Black communities.
Monday, October 4, 2021
Program provides reduced rates to rural health care providers (HCPs) for telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth.
Monday, October 4, 2021
This report highlights the percent change for each state in overdose death counts.
Monday, October 4, 2021
DEA has issued a public safety warning alerting communities about the deadly risks of consuming medications purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy.
Monday, October 4, 2021
Healthcare based on sliding-fee scale - USDA funding helped create expansion to existing health care clinic to serve more patients
Monday, October 4, 2021
The FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants competition, AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources
Monday, October 4, 2021
AmeriCorps and CDC joined forces to create funding opportunity to expand AmeriCorp project.
Monday, October 4, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the distribution of funds to 231 CMHCs across the country.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
New study highlighting the significant rise in methamphetamine overdose.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Self paced online training to learn more about Drug ID and Recognition: Opioids
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Self paced online training to learn more about Drug ID and Recognition: Stimulants
Thursday, September 30, 2021
elf paced online training to learn more about Drug ID and Recognition
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Free, one hour training module offered by AMA, ASAM, Shatterproof - on demand module.
Friday, September 10, 2021
This data spotlight from AHRQ shows that emergency department (ED) visits for opioid-related diagnoses more than doubled from 2015 to 2018, but access to substance abuse treatment at specialty facilities remained flat.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding grants that will strengthen the structures that serve the mental health needs of our nation’s youth.
Friday, September 10, 2021
This program awards research grants to projects that develop and test innovative models of care which integrate HIV, substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment with primary care services
Friday, September 10, 2021
Fellowships for master's degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds.
Friday, September 10, 2021
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $10.7 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to expand pediatric mental health care access by integrating telehealth services into pediatric care. The awards were made through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Friday, September 10, 2021
Taking the Call will explore how jurisdictions are serving as laboratories for innovation to ensure that emergency calls receive the appropriate response. The conference will highlight the opportunities and challenges of community responder models and discuss how the approach may improve community health, lessen the burden on law enforcement, and reduce unnecessary justice system contact. This event will be held October 20 - 21, 2021, ET
Friday, September 10, 2021
Report of U.S. poverty rates in 2019 showing higher rates fo poverty in rural areas than in urban for racial/ethnic groups
Friday, September 10, 2021
Funding announcement for NC to auppoer rural health centers
Friday, August 20, 2021
Laboratories should be aware that eutylone may be present in cases of suspected Ecstasy, “Molly” and/or methylenedioxymethamphetamine use, causing or contributing to impairment or death.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Funding by Thriving Women addresses gender oppression by focusing on Native Women-led work that responds to, prevents, and remedies issues of violence against Native Women and Girls.