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Behavioral Health Services Block Grants

The Department of Behavioral Health administers both the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Block Grants fund agency programs and community-based organizations.  The Block Grants help improve the quality of behavioral health services by funding activities that encourage and enhance evidence-based practices, quality improvement and good consumer outcomes. Also, the Block Grants support activities that promote the values of recovery, resiliency and cultural competence. The Block Grant award is for a two-year period.

The annual applications for the Block Grants serve as the District of Columbia state plan for providing mental and substance use disorder services for the upcoming year. It also outlines the system of care for adults, children and families, and lists performance indicators. Consumers, clients  and family members, community providers and DBH partners are encouraged to comment on the plan in the annual applications. Please direct comments on the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Application to Juanita Reeves at [email protected]

Click links for the documents below:

FY 2018-2019 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Application (draft)
FY 2016-FY-2017 Mental Health Block Grant Application
FY 2016-FY 2017 Mental Health Block Grant Application Revisions
FY 2016-FY 2017 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Application
FY 2016-FY 2017 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Application Revisions

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Application