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Provider's Clinical Support System - Universities

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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 15, 2024

For program and eligibility questions:

Fola Kayode

LaVencia Sugars

For fiscal and budget questions:

For review process and application status questions contact:
Sara Fleming


Provider's Clinical Support System - Universities (Short title: PCSS-Universities) offers funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders (OUDs) and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in office-based settings upon graduation.

Required activities include:

  • Develop and/or implement a SUD curriculum framed in a long-term illness and recovery management model that factors in the varying needs of people seeking SUD treatment and addresses the core elements recommended by SAMHSA in its Recommendations for Curricular Elements in Substance Use Disorders Training
  • Develop a step-by-step plan for integrating curricula content into the general program curriculum, including approaches to championing or advocating for institutional and/or administrative changes that affect the integration of the curriculum and sustainability of the program
  • Develop relationships with training sites for students to ensure that they have the opportunity to observe practice and integrate the curriculum into real-life situations and, at a minimum, can shadow professionals who are providing evidence-based treatment for individuals
  • Ensure faculty have the knowledge, training, expertise, and experience necessary to train students on the curricula content
  • Coordinate technical assistance (TA) efforts with all relevant SAMHSA-funded training/TA entities, local, state, and/or national organizations to help build knowledge and skills in mental illness and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services and the capacity to address disparities in the access, use, and outcomes of behavioral health treatment
  • Partner with other academic institutions that have or are affiliated with programs for medical students, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, physician associates, nurses, social workers, and/or counselors to further expand the impact of the program, to ensure inclusion of SUD content in the other disciplines, and to promote the inter-disciplinary approach to treatment
  • Conduct regional trainings, where possible, led by the SUD faculty to disseminate SUD content in local systems of care, such as hospital systems or state and county health systems

Eligible applicants include domestic public and private nonprofit entities, states, political subdivisions of states, tribes, tribal organizations, health facilities, and programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service.

Examples of eligible entities include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical schools, physician assistant schools, and schools of nursing (programs for nurse practitioners)
  • Minority serving educational institutions
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Consortia of tribes and/or tribal organizations

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPI)-serving Institutions are encouraged to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 18
Estimated total program funding: $5,400,000

Funding is set aside for at least 1 Tribal College/University.

Application process

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

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Graduate medical education · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Physicians · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse

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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