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, November 19, 2021
The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations
Friday, November 19, 2021
The primary purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse and decrease the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Friday, November 19, 2021
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.
Friday, November 19, 2021
The DVP program promotes the development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context.
Friday, November 19, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration will be making approximately 20 awards of $100,000 each for a one-year period of performance to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Funding for tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community based settings, and/or integrate primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Capital support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the areas of arts and culture; education; well-being of children, youth, and families; parks and recreation; and community development.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will make seven awards with total investment of more than $3 million to improve health services for adolescents and young adults (AYA).
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
HRSA will make 15 awards with total investment of more than $10 million to recruit, train, and retain under-represented minority students and faculty at health professions schools.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Award that recognizes contributions in the field of injury prevention that have led to improved public health for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2021 HFFI Targeted Small Grants Program is administered by Reinvestment Fund on behalf of USDARural Development. HFFI provides capacity building and financial resources to eligible healthy food retail projects to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Small grants to support mental health and wellness among African American adults, youth/children, and families living in the Central Texas area through projects focused on education, resources/services, and COVID-19 or trauma support.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The purpose of the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) formalized mentoring and consultation process is to provide participants, trained in a nationally-recognized child forensic interview model.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Grants to build the technical and administrative capacity of community development corporations, community housing development organizations, and Native American organizations to carry out community development and affordable housing activities.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Funding for community projects in western North Carolina.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
$1.15 billion through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program to expand broadband availability in rural areas through loans and grants.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Training provided by SAMHSA GAINS to communities to develop traum-informed training capacity.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Office of Minority Health has created a website to honor Native American Heritage Month.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Grant to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity recipients will partner with indigenous leaders, AI/AN and NHPI communities, and academic institutions.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
This US study examines trends and factors associated with buprenorphine misuse among persons with or without an opioid use disorder (OUD) from 2015-2019.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Announcment by FDA of new IM or subQ naloxone injection
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® program and Teach For America’s (TFA) Black Educators Promise program are collaborating on a new initiative, the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute Professional Development Seminar, to bring high-quality professional development programming to Black educators in the American South.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Several events are being held throughout the month of November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Funding of over $44 million has been awarded to combat illegal opioids and methamphetamine.
Monday, November 1, 2021
The Initiative aims to empower young people to use storytelling to address the mental health crisis, enabling them to take actions to help themselves and support others.
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.
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
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 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
(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
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 highlights the significant rise in methamphetamine overdose. This cross-sectional study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry found consistent increasing trends in overdose mortality, greater risk patterns of methamphetamine use, and populations at higher risk for methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) diversifying rapidly, particularly those with socioeconomic risk factors and comorbidities. Evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions are needed to address surges in methamphetamine use and MUD. American Indian/Alaska Native...
Friday, September 10, 2021
Fellowships for master's degree-level addictions counseling students from minority backgrounds.