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Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 20, 2023

For program and eligibility questions:
Martha Kent, LCPC

For grants management and budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Jillian Harp


This program will provide grants to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Required activities include:

  • Provide outreach and other engagement to unsheltered and sheltered populations to increase access, participation, and retention in, harm reduction, case management, treatment, and recovery support services
  • Provide direct SUD and mental health treatment that is culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based
  • Have access to or have the ability to partner with existing licensed Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)
  • Provide evidence-based harm reduction practices, such as rapid fentanyl test strip distribution, overdose education, naloxone, and other FDA approved overdose reversal medications
  • Provide case management that includes care coordination/service delivery planning and other strategies that support stability across services and housing transitions such as referral to primary care services, enrollment in Medicaid and other benefit programs
  • Utilize staff with lived expertise to provide project services
  • Provide recovery support services including, but not limited to, recovery housing, childcare, vocational, educational, and transportation to improve access and retention in services
  • Assist with identifying sustainable permanent housing by collaborating with homeless services organizations and housing providers, including public housing agencies
  • Establish a culturally and linguistically diverse steering committee that meets at least quarterly to monitor the goals outlined in the project

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography and balance among populations of focus and program size.


Eligible applicants are community-based public and private nonprofit entities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 32
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $15,700,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Benefit enrollment and application · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income support and assistance · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Transportation

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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