FY 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Supplemental Funding Technical Assistance (HRSA-18-118)
- Access the SUD-MH Instructions
- Watch the June 22, 2018 Applicant Webinar, now available in the Technical Assistance section below
- HHS makes $350 million available to fight the opioid crisis in community health centers nationwide
- Apply through the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) by 5 p.m. ET on July 16, 2018
The fiscal year (FY) 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) supplemental funding opportunity provides support to HRSA-funded health centers to implement and advance evidence-based strategies to expand access to integrated substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services.
Approximately $350 million is available in FY 2018, with awards anticipated in September 2018. On June 15, 2018, HRSA emailed eligible health centers the maximum amount of funding they may request. The SUD-MH Instructions offers additional funding details and guidance, including a list of evidence-based strategies.
How to Apply
Organizations receiving Health Center program operational grant (H80) funding at the time of the SUD-MH funding opportunity release are eligible to apply. HRSA emailed eligible health centers with the maximum funding amount they are eligible to request on June 15. A follow up email containing the link to apply in the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) was sent to eligible health centers on June 19.
- Funding Opportunity Release: Friday, June 15, 2018
- EHB Application Open: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
- Application Due Date: Monday, July 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. ET
- SUD-MH Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar
On-Demand Webinar | Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.75 MB).
- EHB Application User Guide (PDF - 846 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF - 341 KB)
- Health Center Program Support Networks (PCAs, NCAs, and HCCNs)
- Scope of Project Resources and Information (including details on Form 5A)
- Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources
- HRSA/BPHC Office of Quality Improvement Behavioral health and Primary Care Integration Webpage: Newly updated resource, featuring 2016 UDS mental health data, recent HRSA behavioral health initiatives, and links to behavioral health resources from HRSA supported technical assistance initiatives, including BPHC’s National Cooperative Agreements and the Substance Use Warmline.
- Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Evidence-based resources, including models to support integrated care and SUD services.
- Agency for Healthcare, Research, and Quality (AHRQ) Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Resources and tools to integrate behavioral health with primary care, and the use of MAT.
- Behavioral Health Resources (PDF - 126 KB): Links to behavioral health resources to enhance SUD and/or mental health services.
- HRSA Health Workforce Connector: Resource for recruiting qualified job candidates, including National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps participants.
- HRSA's Opioid Crisis Website: HRSA-supported resources, technical assistance, and training to integrate behavioral health services into practice settings and communities in response to the opioid crisis.
- Primary Health Care Digest Special Edition on Opioids: Resources and best practices to help health centers meet the challenges of providing SUD services, including addressing OUD.
The following application component templates and samples are provided for application planning purposes only. Application information must be submitted via the EHB application module.
- SF-424A Budget Information Form (PDF - 134 KB)
- Budget Narrative (with Personnel Justification Tables) (PDF - 359 KB)
- Federal Object Class Categories Form (PDF - 196 KB)
- Project Overview Form (PDF - 321 KB)
- Staffing Impact Form (PDF - 223 KB)
- Patient Impact Form (PDF - 254 KB)
- Sample Patient Projection (PDF - 256 KB)
- Supplemental Information Form (PDF - 255 KB)
- Equipment List Form (if applicable) (PDF - 171 KB)
- Abstract/Project Description: Sample Logic Model (optional) (PDF - 172 KB)
Date Last Reviewed: June 2018