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Block Grant Public Comments


Public Comment period is now closed for the 2016 Block Grant Application.


More information is available by contacting:

Behavioral Health Division
Attn: Aurie Garcia, State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planner
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 220
Cheyenne, WY 82002

If you have questions you may call 1-800-535-4006 or email


To view the current draft Block Grant Application Click Here.


Click Here for more information about the federal Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants.


The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants were created in 1981 by congressional funding requested by President Reagan.  Originally, the funding was designed to provide maximum flexibility to provide mental health and substance abuse services.  Requirements have been added over the years to improve state accountability.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) manages the federal grant process.  Originally, there were two separate block grant applications that states submitted to SAMHSA.  During spring of 2011, SAMHSA combined the block grants into a single application.  Funding and requirements for expenditure are still separated into mental health and substance abuse services. While funding levels vary year to year, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants average approximately $4,500,000 per year combined.

Updated 9/4/15 jj.