SAMHSA Awards $825 Million in Grants to Strengthen Community Mental Health Centers, and Support Americans Living with Serious Emotional Disturbances, Mental Illnesses

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the distribution of $825 million in funding for 231 Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)across the country. The funding, which comes from the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement (CRRS) Act of 2021, supports and expands access to mental health and behavioral support as Americans continue to confront the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant program will enable CMHCs to more effectively address the needs of individuals who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or serious mental illness (SMI), as well as individuals with SED or SMI and substance use disorders, referred to as a co-occurring disorder (COD). Here is link to additional information and allowable services.