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Funding and Sustainability Tools and Resources

Here are some tools that can assist your efforts to obtain funding for your SOAR program. Sample SOAR proposals and budgets, infographics, and the SOAR Cost Savings/Benefit Calculation Guide are provided, as well as links to external resources and trainings.

Finding Funding for your SOAR Program

Current Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA SOAR TA Center Resources

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is available to help you strategically and thoughtfully plan ways to fund and sustain your SOAR initiative. Below are some tools and sample documents you can use to get started. We can also assist in identifying funding opportunities that are specific to your community’s unique needs. Please contact your liaison for further information. 

Tools and Guides 

Sample Proposals

Foundation Funding

Many private foundations offer funding for homelessness, housing, and healthcare-related causes. The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center can provide you with a report that is tailored to your state or locality. Please contact your liaison.


SAMHSA Grant Announcements and AwardsIMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All applicants must register with NIH's eRA Commons in order to submit an application. The registration process takes up to six weeks. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.

External Resources and Trainings

These external resources provide invaluable guidance on how to seek and write grants to support your SOAR efforts.*
  • Introduction to Finding Grants: This free introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing: This free training teaches viewers the basic steps and tools needed for successful proposal writing.
  • HHS Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS)This Grants by Location report provides grant data sorted by the Fiscal Year, Organization, State, and County Classification. Grant award distribution can be further refined by selecting of Metropolitan, Non-Metropolitan, or Unknown grouping parameters.

Prioritization and Cost-Savings

Demonstrating cost-savings to your community and efforts to prioritize the most vulnerable individuals is key to successfully obtaining funding.*
The Silicon Valley Triage Tool: Using Predictive Targeting to End Homelessness: The Silicon Valley Triage Tool, created in partnership by Santa Clara County, CA and Destination Home, is a "new and highly accurate screening tool capable of predicting the high-cost users in our public safety net system and allows communities to prioritize them for supportive housing. Forecasting the future costs of homeless residents means critical, lifesaving interventions can be provided to the most vulnerable in our community. Using the Triage Tool means communities can spend less resources while achieving better outcomes."
*Disclaimer: The views expressed by the external resources on this page are their own and do not necessarily represent the official views or policies of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The information contained therein should not be considered substitutes for individualized care and treatment decisions. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited requests to add resources or links to this page.