Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grants

OhioMHAS administers two federal Block Grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – the Substance Abuse Block Grant and the Mental Health Block Grant. There is a single plan governing both grants. Funds are awarded to providers and county ADAMH Boards for local services.

Substance Abuse Block Grant provides $64 million for prevention, treatment and recovery supports for persons with substance use disorders, especially pregnant women, women with dependent children and IV drug (opioid) users.

Mental Health Block Grant provides $22 million for treatment and recovery supports of persons with serious mental illness, as well as service improvement activities. Recovery supports include housing, employment and peer support services.