Combined Block Grant DRAFT ApplicationMental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) oversees two major block grants: the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG). These block grants give states maximum flexibility to address the unique behavioral health needs of these populations. The MHBG and SABG differ in a number of their practices (e.g., targeted populations) and statutory authorities (e.g., method of calculating Maintenance of Effort (MOE) stakeholder input requirements for planning, set-asides for specific populations or programs, etc.)
In fiscal year (FY) 2011, SAMHSA redesigned the FY 2012-2013 MHBG and SABG applications to better align with the current federal/state environments and related policy initiatives including the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA). The new design offered states the opportunity to complete a combined application for mental health and substance abuse services, submit a biennial versus an annual plan and provide information regarding their efforts to respond to various federal and state initiatives. The new design also reflects the increasing trend among states to integrate their mental health, substance abuse prevention, and treatment administration.
The block grant also requires that the State must have and maintain a State Mental Health Planning Council that meets specific membership requirements. The role of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council in Wyoming is to review the State mental health plan and implementation report and provide recommendations for modification when necessary.
For more information please contact:
State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planner
Wyoming’s Draft Application for the combined Community Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grants for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 is available for public review and comment. Please submit comments via mail, email, phone, or fax to:
Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division
Attn: Grants and Programs Unit
122 West 25th Street, Herschler Building 2W, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7903 Phone
(307) 777-5849 Fax
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration oversees the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant. The Behavioral Health Division contracts with qualifying providers with goals to reduce or eliminate homelessness, assist participants becoming and staying housed, and provide services not supported by mainstream mental health programs to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring SMI and substance use disorders (COD) who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
For more information please contact:
PATH State Contact
Guidelines_SF 66 Grant (1)RFA: First Responder & Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Grant
The Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division is accepting applications for the First Responder & Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Grant. Below are links to the application and guidelines. The due date for applications is September 30, 2022. Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intent of the Program: To deliver and improve access to mental health services for first responders as defined by W.S. 27-14-102(a)(xxxi) and law enforcement officers.
Who can apply: Emergency medical service providers, including paid or volunteer fire departments, and county and municipal law enforcement agencies. Questions about eligibility for law enforcement agencies other than county or municipal level are welcome. If your organization is part of a larger association who would like to apply for funding on your organization’s behalf, the Agency will accept collaborative applications.
Please feel free to send this on to any other Wyoming organization that may qualify.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com