SAMHSA Posts Request for Applications for Supported Employment Program
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 for the Mental Health Transformation Grant Program: Transforming Lives through Supported Employment (Short Title: Supported Employment Program). The purpose of this program is to enhance state and community capacity to provide and expand evidence-based supported employment programs to adults with serious mental illnesses including persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. The expected outcome of the program is for states to have the necessary infrastructure in place to maintain and expand supported employment services throughout the state and increase the number of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders who obtain and retain competitive employment.
Grantees will establish a robust supported employment program in two communities within the state, secure sustainable funding for on-going community supported employment services, establish a permanent training program using in-person and virtual platforms, and collect and analyze program data.