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Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program

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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
Feb 21, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Reed Forman

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez


This program, short title SBIRT, provides grants to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for adolescents and adults in primary care and community health settings for substance misuse and substance use disorders.

Specific expectations and required activities are listed in the application instructions.

This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for SUD services and reduce alcohol and other drug consumption and its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly healthcare utilization, and promote sustainability and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice.

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography (including urban, rural, and remote settings) and balance among populations of focus and program size.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, such as:

  • State governments through the immediate office of the Single State Authority (SSA) or Director of the Health Department (or equivalent agency) in states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
  • The highest-ranking official and/or the duly authorized federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Private nonprofit healthcare or behavioral healthcare systems including health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, Federally Qualified Health Care systems, hospital systems, and community health or behavioral health centers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: Up to $995,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $7,960,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health screening · Integrated service delivery · Primary care · Substance abuse

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