The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award up to $23.7 million in grant funding to states and health care facilities that provide services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI).

The grants will be used to establish, expand, and maintain assertive community treatment programs to reduce rates of substance use, homelessness, and criminal justice system involvement among individuals with SMI.

SAMHSA will award as many as seven grants of up to $678,000 per year for a maximum of five years, totaling potentially $23.7 million in grant funds.

Applications are due May 29. Applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health’s electronic Research Administration Commons to apply. This process can take up to six weeks, so interested parties should begin the process immediately.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.