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Block Grants for Community Mental Health Services

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

How to apply...

Application Procedure:

Chief Executive Officer of the State or Territory must apply annually for an allotment. States are required to submit an application which contains a State Plan that describes comprehensive community mental health services for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance, an Implementation Report that describes State progress in implementing the plan for the preceding year, recommendations from the State Mental Health Planning Council, a report on expenditure of the preceding fiscal year's block grant funds, a maintenance of effort report and agreements signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the State.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

Grant Awards are issued directly by The Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the designated State agency.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.