Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) administers the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program is a major source of funding for substance abuse treatment services, and is therefore a vital resource for a subpopulation of individuals who are at a higher risk of homelessness. According to analyses done by SAMHSA on state outcomes, 10 percent of those admitted to publicly-funded treatment programs are experiencing homelessness at time of admission, and substance abuse can make it very difficult for individuals to maintain housing stability. This funding serves as a key resource for substance abuse treatment for low-income individuals.
First level: states, territories, tribes, and the District of Columbia.
Second level: Sub-grants are made to service providers and local organizations.
Low-income individuals including those who are experiencing homelessness who also have a substance abuse disorder are the primary beneficiaries of community programs funded by this block grant.
Funding is allocated by formula to states territories and tribes, which then distribute funds to local and non-profit service providers.