Funding & Sustainability

The SOAR TA Center can help you obtain funding for your SOAR Program!  We can conduct individualized funding source searches for your state, community, or program.  Please contact us at

Funding & Sustainability


Here are some tips you should consider as you look towards supplementing your SOAR funding with crowd funding. 

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.

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center can help you obtain funding for your SOAR program by helping you identify opportunities that are specific to your community’s unique needs.

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center has created a toolkit to provide helpful suggestions and key considerations when hiring and supervising SOAR case workers.

Is your agency looking to hire a SOAR Benefits Specialist?  Take a look at this Sample Job Description!

There is no dedicated source of funding for SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) programs. However, states and communities have been very resourceful in tapping a wide variety of funding sources - here are some examples.

SOAR programs can be funded through a variety of sources, including foundations, private donors, and businesses operating in your communities. 

SOAR programs across the nation are looking for attention-getting ways to communicate with government officials, community providers, potential volunteers, and funders about the work SOAR is doing to help people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness access Social Security benefits. Most of these stakeholders will look online to find information about your program.

The CARES Act included additional Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding for communities. There is an opportunity for ESG recipients and Continuums of Care (CoCs) to use some of this funding to support dedicated SOAR case workers.


On this webinar, held on January 25, 2018, the SOAR TA Center and successful local and state SOAR leaders shared tips, tools, and strategies to help keep your SOAR program successful and sustaining.

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) hosted a webinar on strategies for funding SOAR Programs

Issue Briefs

This issue brief, developed by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, provides strategies for forming partnerships, examples, and a sample agreement to help hospitals and community programs create collaborations that are mutually beneficial.

This issue brief, developed by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, explores ways that agencies can involve AmeriCorps members at low or no cost to help implement SOAR.

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