FY 2017 Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Supplemental Funding Opportunity Technical Assistance

Funding Opportunity Announcement Number: HRSA-17-118

FY 2017 AIMS Instructions (PDF - 158 KB)

  • Apply through the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).
  • Applications are due in EHB by July 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT.

EHB User Guide for Applicants (PDF - 1.31 MB)

HHS announces the availability of $195 million to expand substance abuse and mental health services at health centers nationwide

Overview

The purpose of the FY 2017 Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) supplemental funding opportunity is to expand access to mental health services, and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse.  Health centers will enhance these services by increasing personnel.  They will also leverage health information technology (IT) and provide training to support the expansion of mental health services, and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse, and their integration into primary care. HRSA will award approximately $195 million in AIMS funding to eligible health centers. The AIMS instructions provide funding details.

Who Can Apply

Organizations receiving Health Center Program operational grant funding at the time of the AIMS funding opportunity release are eligible to apply for AIMS funding. Eligible health centers were notified by email sent on June 26, 2017.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via EHB. There is no Grants.gov submission required for the AIMS application.  Applications are due in EHB by 5:00 PM EDT on July 26, 2017.

Schedule of email notifications to eligible health centers:

  • June 26, 2017: Notification and links to access the AIMS instructions and technical assistance resources for proposal development. 
  • June 30, 2017: Notification that the application is open in EHB with a unique link to the complete the application

If you are an eligible organization and cannot locate these emails, contact bphcsupplement@hrsa.gov.

Application Components

Beginning June 30, 2017, applicants may enter required information into the EHB application module. The samples below are for demonstration and application planning purposes only. Applicants may use the samples to develop their proposals and transfer the information to the corresponding EHB section when the application module opens.

Technical Assistance Resources

Clinical Resources:



Contacts

Program Information
AIMS Technical Assistance Team
Bureau of Primary Health Care
bphcsupplement@hrsa.gov

Budget Information
Mona D. Thompson 
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Federal Assistance Management
mthompson@hrsa.gov

HRSA Electronic Handbooks Support

EHB Application Completion Assistance or 877-974-2742 (option 3)

Track Your Grant Application

EHB Registration and Help

EHB Account Access Questions or 877-464-4772