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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant Application/Plan FY 2016-2017

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services administers two separate federal Block Grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which have a consolidated state plan.  These two grants have separate purposes, funding requirements and reporting.

  • The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (approximately $64 million) is a major funder of addiction prevention and treatment services in Ohio. OhioMHAS allocates these funds to ADAMH/ADAS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services) Boards and addiction providers. Prevention services for all Ohioans are funded by this grant, as well treatment services for persons without insurance. Services to pregnant women and parents of dependent children, as well as IV drug users are federally mandated priority populations for this funding.
  • The Community Mental Health Block Grant (approximately $14 million) provides funding to ADAMH/CMH (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health/Community Mental Health) Boards for recovery supports, as well as treatment services for low income persons without Medicaid or other insurance. Block Grant is also funds statewide system improvement activities including, technical assistance and training provided by Coordinating Centers of Excellence. Additionally, this grant supports statewide consumer and family advocacy groups, educational programs and consumer/family participation in planning mental health services.

Your comments to improve the Plan are invited. Please see the contact information at the right.

SAMHSA - Block Grant Application FY2017 -  update to 2016 – 2017 Application/Plan

SAMHSA Block Grant Application FY 2016-2017

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Ohio Community Recovery Support Planning Council (OCSPC)

OCSPC is a federally mandated body that monitors, reviews and evaluates Ohio's block grant application. It also advocates for consumer and family oriented, integrated community-based systems supporting the highest quality of life.

View more on Planning Council page.