SAMHSA to Provide $3 Billion in State Block Grants to Support Behavioral Health

Modern Healthcare reported on May 18, 2021, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) plans to allocate $3 billion in block grants to help states provide community-based mental health services, enhance existing services for individuals with severe mental health conditions, and improve substance use disorder prevention and treatment. The funding was included in the $1.9 trillion American Relief Plan Act Congress passed in March.