FY 2020 Block Grant Application
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG)
At the link below is the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) joint application for Fiscal Year 2020.
Funds received from the Block Grant program are used for prevention, treatment, recovery supports and other services that will supplement services covered by Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. Specifically the Block Grant funds are directed toward four purposes:
•Fund priority treatment and support services for individuals without insurance or for whom coverage is terminated for short periods of time.
•Fund those priority treatment and support services not covered by Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance for low income individuals and that demonstrate success in improving outcomes and/or supporting recovery.
•Fund primary prevention - universal, selective and indicated prevention activities and services for persons not identified as needing treatment.
•Collect performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of behavioral health promotion, treatment and recovery support services and plan the implementation of new services on a nationwide basis.
The Bureau for Behavioral Health is accepting public comment on the Draft FFY 2020-2021 Block Grant Application. You may submit comment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 3, 2019 5:00PM. The application can be accessed here: FFY 2020-2021 DRAFT Block Grant Application