Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19


This program is to provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act, Public Law H.R.748-116-136
Division B—Emergency Appropriations For Coronavirus Health Response And Agency Operations Title Viii
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and Territories, including the District of Columbia, and Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations.
Costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this program.., 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by and objective review committee, scored, and recommended for approval or disapproval.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
90 day no cost extensions may be allowable after the project period has ended.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides funds for staff, travel, service providers and other expenses incident to the provision of mental and substance use disorders services, counseling to and referral of individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: A performance report is required at the end of the project period to determine a no cost extension.
In addition, 45 CFR 74.26 requires that for-profit recipients and subrecipients have an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards or Circular No. A-133.
Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3 year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance may be for 16 months with a possible extension of up to 90 days as approved by SAMHSA SAMHSA Grants Management Office notifies grantees through a Notice of Award (NoA).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Roger George
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 2402761418
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
It is estimated that 267 awards will be made in FY 2021 and 60 awards will be made in fiscal year 2020.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See 44 CFR 205. HHS Grants Policy Statement, HHS (Rev.) January 1, 2007.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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