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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
Apr 25, 2017

For programmatic or technical questions:
Valerie Tarantino, LCSW-C

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


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 and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Required activities include:

  • Providing outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, treatment
  • Providing direct treatment, including screening, assessment, and care management through outpatient, day treatment, intensive outpatient, or short-term residential programs
  • Providing case management or other strategies to link with and retain clients in permanent housing and other necessary services
  • Connecting the focus population to enrollment resources for Medicaid and other benefits programs
  • Providing wrap-around, recovery support services, such as child care, vocational, educational, and transportation services designed to improve access and retention in services

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 domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including:

  • Local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Expected number of awards: 24
Estimated total program funding: $9,506,438
Project period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

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

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