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, May 27, 2022
The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) helps foster specialized training of behavioral health professionals.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Grant partnerships supporting a range of progressive programs in Native communities.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Funding to create or enhance mobile crisis teams to address mental health crisis in high-need areas.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Funding for the second iteration of the Census of Public Defender Offices (CPDO). This program will collect information on indigent defense.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
The purpose of this program is to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) to advance the behavioral health equity of Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian (NH), and Pacific Islander (PI) communities.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Funding to support the development of an Alaska Native Crime Victims Center of Excellence Pilot Program (“the Center”).
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Tribal college (Land Grant Institutions) research funding for applied projects addressing student education needs and meet community/tribal challenges.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The goal of this challenge is to identify innovative practices developed by individuals, groups, and organizations or within state systems that advanced recovery in the decade since SAMHSA established its working definition of recovery. This challenge will allow participants to share details about innovative practices and models being used to promote recovery on the ground and to demonstrate how these innovations have expanded upon SAMHSA’s definition and overcome challenges in incorporating recovery into their services or systems. This challenge competition will offer up to ten awards....
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The purpose of this program is to establish a national Center of Excellence (CoE) to develop and disseminate information, guidance, and training on the impact of children and youth’s social media use.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Funding to support states in addressing opioid and stimulant use crisis. Additional funding earmarked for states hardest hit by crisis. The SOR program aims to help reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid-related overdose deaths across America.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
National Foster Care Month resources and links to campaign events.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
This program provides training and technical assistance to juvenile justice practitioners to assist them in meeting the needs of justice-involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit youth.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Funding for tribes will be used to explore economic development opportunities through feasibility studies and business plans.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The purpose of funding is to provide competitive grant funds for Regional Partnership Grants (RPGs) to improve the well-being of, and to improve the permanency outcomes for children and families affected by opioids and other substance abuse. Grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of- home...
Saturday, May 14, 2022
COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program provides funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through planning and the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Funding to address social determinants of health reducing health dispartities and inequality.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Funding to manage the Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies TTA Program available to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) criminal justice agencies.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Funding for a fellow to work collaboratively with OVC.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The goal of this project is to provide comprehensive and culturally relevant training and technical assistance to support Alaska Native villages and communities in their efforts to create, expand, and/or sustain programs, services, and supportsfor youth.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The iMPRoVE project provides an assessment survey tool for victim service providers to be able to measure outcomes and assess the effectiveness and quality of services provided to their clients.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Funding which support structures for patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and reduce deaths during the perinatal and postpartum time period.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The Internet for All initiative will support internet infrastructure, teach digital skills, and provide necessary technology to ensure that everyone in America – including communities of color and rural communities have the access and skills they need to fully access today's society. Internet for All includes three notices of funding:    Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program ($42.5 billion) ...
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Program to assist state governments improve their capacity to set goals for their criminal justice systems, measure whether they are achieving them, and use results to make data-driven policy decisions and allocate scarce resources effectively.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
This program assists state, local, and territorial (SLTT) efforts to break the cycle of substance use by reducing the demand for, use, and illegal trafficking of controlled substances.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The purpose of this program is to expand public health capacity by supporting health care job development, training and placement in rural and tribal communities.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
BJA is seeking applications to respond to illicit substance use and misuse to reduce overdose deaths, promote public safety, and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system. Awards will be made in two categories: Category 1.) Local Applications; Category 2.) State Applications. JustGrants deadline is June 17, 2022. 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
New DEA initiative to safeguard communities from drug-related harm.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Funding to support resource center for justice-involved LGBTQ and Two-Spirit youth.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is offering funding for a cooperative agreement for the Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Coordinating Center. The "Zero Suicide" model focuses on developing a system-wide approach to improving care for individuals at risk of suicide who are currently using health and behavioral health systems. The ZSI Coordinating Center will build the capacity of ZSI projects by providing technical assistance in the areas of data collection, reporting, training, resources, and implementation of the Zero Suicide approach in Indian Country....
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) is a new multiyear program focused on education and on-th-job training to build a pipeline of CHWs. This program will support training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. The CHWTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities. This program seeks to expand the public health workforce by training 13,000 CHWs. Application deadline is June 14, 2022.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
May is National Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The purpose of this program is to implement regional centers of excellence to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance addressing opioid and stimulant misuse affecting rural communities.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The purpose of this grant program is to help reduce the onset and progression of substance misuse.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The purpose of this program is to mobilize and connect a broad base of community-based resources to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Funding available to reduce rates of suicide in Alaska and promoting mental wellness.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The purpose of the TOR program is to assist in addressing the overdose crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD), and supporting the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid use disorder (OUD) and co-occurring substance use disorders. The TOR program also supports the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery support services for stimulant misuse and use disorders, including for cocaine and methamphetamine. Application deadline...
Monday, May 9, 2022
Funding to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.
Monday, May 9, 2022
Funding for 10 regional centers Centers which will collaborate with SAMHSA-funded programs such as the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers to provide technical assistance and training in rural areas.
Monday, May 9, 2022
Funding to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to the overdose crisis and impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances.
Monday, May 9, 2022
Funding to support states and communities to implement new, or enhance existing, community-based alternative sentencing programs that provide culturally competent, community-based supports to strengthen the emotional, physical, and social well-being for children and families
Monday, May 9, 2022
Funding to focus on the needs of girls who are at risk or are victims of sex trafficking.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.
Monday, May 2, 2022
This opportunity will be used to establish a resource center to provide information and assistance to state, local, and tribal entities responsible for adult probation, parole, and pretrial supervision.
Monday, May 2, 2022
This program provides funding to support law enforcement-behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to establish and administer a Corrections Officer and Staff Safety and Wellness Center (the Center).
Monday, May 2, 2022
This program provides funding to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs.