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Current Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery funding opportunities and grants

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Prior funding opportunities from the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

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Other funding opportunities

This list contains current funding opportunities related to substance abuse prevention or mental health promotion that are not from HCA.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking - Approximately every two years, SAMHSA distributes planning stipends to community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and statewide or state-based organizations to plan activities that educate youth, families, and communities about the potentially harmful consequences of underage and problem drinking among individuals 12 to 25 years old. The $750 planning stipends will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you didn't receive an invitation to participate in this year's stipend cycle, e-mail to request your stipend invitation. Be sure to include your organization's name and website to speed up the verification process. Learn more about Communities Talk resources online.


  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board - WeRNative Youth Community Service Mini-Grants - This funding opportunity is intended for American Indian and Alaska Native youth, 13-21 years old, with an adult mentor to support community service projects. Awards are up to $475. Funds can be used for just about anything: Food, participant incentives, t-shirts, contest prizes, travel expenses, and print materials - whatever you need to make your event a success. Rolling acceptance. Apply online.


  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence - This solicitation provides funding for communities to develop and provide support services for children exposed to violence. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation:
    1. Project Sites: Funding under this category can be used to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. This program development and resource allocation decision by interested applicants should be based on currently available resources to the jurisdiction and gaps in services.
    2. Training and Technical Assistance: In addition to supporting program implementation and direct service activities, the initiative will fund a training and technical assistance provider to support the Category 1 project sites.

Apply online. Applications due: April 19, 2021.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment - The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, health maintenance organizations, preferred-provider organizations, Federally Qualified Health Care systems, behavioral health centers, pediatric health care providers, Children’s Hospitals, etc.) with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use. Apply onlineApplications due: April 19, 2021.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs - This program provides an opportunity for states, U.S. territories, (herein referred to as “states”), and Tribal entities that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) to target the priority issue of prescription drug misuse or another state-level strategic planning process around prescription drug misuse prevention. The program is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of sharing medications and work with pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing to young adults. The SPF Rx program will also raise community awareness and bring prescription drug abuse prevention activities and education to schools, communities, parents, prescribers, and their patients. In addition, SAMHSA will track reductions in opioid overdoses and the incorporation of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data into needs assessments and strategic plans as indicators of the program’s success. Apply onlineApplications due: April 30, 2021.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Preventing Violence Affecting Youth Lives - The purpose of this funding is to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, particularly in communities with high rates of violence, by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model (i.e., community/societal levels). Requires recipients to implement community/societal level strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, develop and/or enhance a jurisdictional violence prevention strategic plan, develop and implement an evaluation plan, develop a sustainability plan, and participate in a multi-sector coalition. In addition, this funding will address risk factors such as social determinants of health (e.g., concentrated poverty, limited educational/employment opportunities) and racial inequity (e.g., structural, systemic, and institutional racism). Apply online. Applications due: May 1, 2021.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant - The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. Community coalitions interested in applying to the DFC Program can learn more here:  New Coalitions (applying for DFC Years 1-5).  The Competing Continuations funding opportunity for coalitions applying for DFC Years 6-10 has not been released yet.  A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Year 1 training for new applicants has been scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 12:30pm-2:00pm (Pacific).  You can register in advance using the following link:  DBHR provides some application support to coalitions in Washington that are applying.  For more information, contact Ray.Horodowicz@hca.wa.govApplications due:  May 10, 2021.