Contact Link


SAMHSA Announces Availability of $7.83 Million for CABHI-States Grants

Friday, March 29, 2013

On March 26, 2013, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), announced they will be accepting applications for the Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States) grant program.  CABHI-States is jointly funded by the three partners to enhance or implement state treatment service systems for people who are homeless with mental health and substance use service needs.  This funding is intended to target people who are chronically homeless through four core activities:

  • Implementing a coordinated, statewide strategic plan with public health and housing systems to address chronic homelessness.
  • Expanding recovery-oriented services to include behavioral health, housing support and peer services.
  • Helping develop a streamlined application process to enroll people who are chronically homeless in Medicaid and work with providers to improve outreach to people who are chronically homeless.
  • Developing a peer-to-peer navigator for people who have co-occurring substance use and mental illness to access housing, support services, mainstream resources, and develop personal support networks.

A total of $7.83 million is available. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 11 states, with grantees receiving up to $711,818 annually over 3 years.  Eligibility is restricted to the 17 states with Single Substance Abuse Agencies (SSAs) - Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington - and the District of Columbia.  The deadline for applications is May 28, 2013. 

View the full Request for Applications.

Learn more about TAC's work on Homelessness and on Behavioral Health