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SAMHSA SOAR TA Opportunity Announced for CoCs

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is accepting applications from homeless  Continuums of Care (CoCs) that have not yet participated in the federally-sponsored SOAR TA Program.

SAMHSA's SOAR program assists states and localities to expedite access to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorder, or other serious medical condition. Currently, all 50 states participate in federally-sponsored SOAR technical assistance (TA).

CoCs are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) to participate in the SOAR TA Project by March 15, 2013. A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by February 27.

View the Request for Applications (RFA)

For more information, visit the SOAR TA Center website or contact Deborah Dennis, Project Director, SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center via e-mail or by phone at 518-439-7415, ext. 5238.