State Opioid Response Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the State Opioid Response grant to address the opioid crisis. The intent of the grant is to reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and or recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorder.
State Opioid Response Grant - Request for Applications
The Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division (BHD), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant. The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
This application is for federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations seeking funding under any or all of the following categories:
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services
- Integration with Healthcare
- Recovery Residences
- Education & Prevention
The Wyoming SOR grant aims to prevent the opioid epidemic. Funding may only be utilized in conjunction with described services for individuals diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). Over the one-year period, $350,000 in total funds are anticipated for these projects.
SOR Tribal Application (MS Word)
Deadline: October 24, 2019
Mental 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 FY 2020-2021 Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Combined Application can be viewed by using the link below.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Megan Norfolk, State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planner, at the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 220 Cheyenne, WY 82002 firstname.lastname@example.org 307-777-6494.