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>>> SAMHSA Funding Opportunities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) this week announced the following funding opportunities. Public and private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Applications for both funding opportunities are due Feb. 4.

Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects (TI-22-002)

The purpose of the program is to implement targeted strategies for the provision of substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder (COD) harm reduction, treatment, and/or recovery support services to support an under-resourced population or unmet need identified by the community. The applicant will identify the specific need or population it seeks to support through the provision of evidence-based SUD or COD harm reduction, treatment, and/or recovery support services. Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be integrated in the provision of services and activities throughout the project, for example, when conducting eligibility assessments, outreach, and engagement or developing policies. SAMHSA plans to issue 22 awards of up to $375,000 per year for up to 3 years. Click HERE for more information. 

Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (TI-22-003)

The purpose of this SAMHSA grant program is to provide comprehensive substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, recovery support services, and harm reduction interventions to pregnant and postpartum women across a continuum of specialty SUD residential and outpatient levels of care, based on comprehensive, individualized screenings and assessments that inform treatment planning and service delivery in a continuous care model. Using a holistic approach, grant funds also support required activities for minor children and partners of the women, and other extended family members of the women and children, as requested by the women. Fundamental to this program is ensuring access to services for low-income women, including providing these services in locations accessible to low-income women. SAMHSA plans to issue 19 awards of up to $525,000 per year for up to 5 years. Click HERE for more information.

>>> A Suicide Specialist: Unique Opportunities for Prevention in a Coroner’s Office – Feb. 22

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation will host, “ A Suicide Specialist: Unique Opportunities for Prevention in a Coroner’s Office,” virtual training on Feb. 22 at 1:00 p.m. In this 60-minute webinar, Dallas Allen from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office will discuss his work as the first Suicide Investigations and Postvention Specialist in the nation – something that makes Franklin County unique in the field of medicolegal death investigations. Participants will learn about equivocal death analysis and how the Postvention Specialist creates opportunities for more confident certifications of death. In addition, Dallas will discuss how his work can increase the accuracy of suicide data sets and change the way suicide is approached. Cost is $25. Click HERE for more information and to register.

>>> Hancock County Opioid & Addictions Task Force Hosting Community Event – Feb. 24

The Hancock County Opioid & Addictions Task Force, in partnership with the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Services Board, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, is hosting an annual community awareness and education event and resource fair on Feb. 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cedar Creek Church in Findlay. This year’s theme is, “Avoid the risk: youth are the future.” The formal community presentation begins at 6:30 and includes a breakout session for middle and high-school age students. Questions? Email adamhs@yourpathtohealth.org or call 419.424.1985.

>>> 13th Annual RSVP Conference – March 30

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County and Disability Rights Ohio will host the 13th Annual RSVP Conference on March 30 at the Ashland University Convocation Center. This year’s conference will feature keynote remarks from author and former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones, who will present, “America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth: One Reporter's Stories.” Quinones has scheduled a special, pre-conference, Zoom-based “Ask Me Anything” meet and greet session on March 23 at 6 p.m. where he will entertain questions from the public and media. Click HERE for details and to register for the “Ask Me Anything” session.  

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