Additionally, SAMHSA has awarded the Division additional funds through the American Rescue Plan Funding for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. Article line is here. The Division is to provide a funding proposal plan to SAMHSA by July 2, 2021.
FY 2020 PATH Grant Application
Wyoming’s FY 2020 Projects for Assistance in Transition for Homelessness (PATH) Grant Application can be viewed by using the link below.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Erica Mathews, Grants and Program Unit Manager, at the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division, 122 W 25th St, Herschler Bldg 2W, Suite B, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 firstname.lastname@example.org 307-777-5817.
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
Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant
The FY22 Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant has been submitted and the final application can be found below. Public comments are welcome and can be submitted to the Division. The public comment will be passed along to the appropriate individuals, but will not be included in the currently submitted application.
Comments may be submitted via mail, email, phone, or fax.
Please send comments to:
Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division
Attn: Megan Norfolk, State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planner
122 West 25th Street, Herschler Building 2W, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002