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SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for FY2023 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI).

Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI)

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for FY 2023 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI). This program supports the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment, peer support, recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing.

One of the grant’s required activities is to: "Provide case management that includes care coordination/service delivery planning and other strategies that support stability across services and housing transitions such as referral to primary care services, enrollment in Medicaid and other benefit programs (e.g., SSDI and SSI, TANF, SNAP, etc.), and other human and community-based services."

How can SOAR providers get involved?

1. Share this grant opportunity with key stakeholders in your community

  • Discuss the grant requirements and application at your next SOAR Steering Committee and/or Continuum of Care (CoC) meeting.
  • Share this with your organization’s Executive Director or development department, as well as other local stakeholders who may be interested in pursuing this funding.

2. Propose the inclusion of funding for a full-time or part-time SOAR benefits specialist in the GBHI application.

  • SOAR specialists are pivotal in increasing access to mainstream benefits for individuals with CODs and this income is critical to obtaining stable housing!

3. Highlight your successful SOAR community collaborations in the GBHI Project Narrative.

  • As part of your proposed implementation plan in the Project Narrative, brag about your current successes with SOAR and incorporate data from the Online Application Tracking (OAT) system or your state’s tracking program.
  • Document how increasing your local capacity for SOAR and integrating it with housing and treatment services supports recovery for individuals with SUDs and CODs.

Who is eligible to apply?

Community-based public and private non-profit entities, such as:

  • Local governments;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations;
  • Public or private universities and colleges; and
  • Community- and faith-based organizations.

Recipients of the following awards are not eligible:

  • TI-17-009 (GBHI) – Awards funded in FY 2019
  • TI-20-001(GBHI) – Awards funded FY 2020 and FY 2022
  • SM-18-014 (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) – Awards funded in FY 2019 and FY 2020

Applicants may apply for SM-23-006 (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) but will be eligible to receive only one award if both applications are in the fundable range.

Award details

Up to 32 awards will be made, with each grantee receiving up to $500,000 per year. The grant may be continued for up to five years. 

Application deadline

Applications are due by March 21, 2023.

Access full details of the funding announcement and application materials