• Ann Tucker

SAMHSA boosts state aid in mental health, substance use

The White House has provided $2.5 billion in grant block funding to states and territories through SAMHSA to address the mental illness and addiction crises that have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $2.5 billion, $1.65 billion will go to SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, and $825 million will go to the agency’s Community Mental Health Services Block Grant. The two grants allow states and territories to address and prevent substance use disorder and provide community mental health services, respectively. Read more

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