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2016 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Grant

SOAR programs can take advantage of the Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant opportunity.

The Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant opportunity, available through SAMHSA (SAMHSA's FY 2016 CABHI FOA, No. SM-16-007), was released earlier this month and applications are due on Tuesday March 15, 2016. 

You can find complete information and the FOA here: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-16-007

You will find reference to SOAR in "Section D: Staff and Organizational Experience” on Page 36 and the "SOAR Specialist" position in the sample budgets on Page 55 and 56. Additionally, Page 12 discusses potential activities for the statewide plan which includes: "Identify, develop, and train staff on SOAR and create partnerships with the SSA offices to address seamless processing for SSI/SSDI applications.”

Eligible applicants are either the State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or Single State Agency (SSA) for Substance Abuse in states and territories; local governments; and other domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations.

Estimated Number of Awards:  Up to 30 awards

FY 2016 CABHI Award Amounts
Maximum Annual Award Amount
Eligible Applicants
$1,500,000
State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or Single State Agency (SSA) for Substance Abuse in partnership within states and territories
$800,000
Local governments
$400,000
Domestic public and private nonprofit entities
Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
Urban Indian organizations
Public or private universities and colleges
Community- and faith-based organizations
 
The purpose of CABHI grants is to increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other critical services for:
  • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders (SUDs), serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs); and/or
  • Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness and have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Families who experience homelessness with one or more family members that have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Youth who experience homelessness and have SUD, SMI, SED, or COD.
Grantees are required to locate permanent housing for all individuals or families who experience chronic homelessness and veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness served by the grant project. For families or youth experiencing homelessness, grantees are, at a minimum, required to link these populations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coordinated Entry system, but are encouraged to permanently house these populations. Transitional housing is not permanent housing.

Please let us know if you have any questions about who in your state you should talk to about pursuing this grant opportunity.

A pre-application webinar held on Monday, January 25, provided information and responded to questions related to this grant opportunity. See the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar.