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
Coming Soon: Wyoming’s 2019 Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan is available.
Wyoming’s applications for the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant are available:
For more information contact Megan Norfolk, State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planner Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 220 Cheyenne, WY 82002 firstname.lastname@example.org 307-777-6494
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant
Wyoming’s application for the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 is now available for public comment. PATH Grants are distributed annually to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The goal of the PATH program is to reduce or eliminate homelessness for individuals with serious mental illness or co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness.
Please click the link below to view the draft application in PDF format. Feedback may be submitted by:
- Phone at (800) 535-4006 or (307) 777-5253, Monday -Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Email at email@example.com
- Mail to Behavioral Health Division, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 220, Cheyenne, WY 82002 Attn: Dani Sullivan
All feedback must be received no later than Thursday, June 27th.
Current Requests for Applications
There are currently no open grants available.