The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded up to $47,145 in grants to fund substance use prevention programs in Hawaii over the next several years, SAMHSA announced in an Oct. 31 news release. The grants are specifically for programs aimed at preventing mental and substance use disorders.
These SAMHSA grants are geared toward expanding and enhancing behavioral healthcare services for children, adolescents and young adults across the nation. “These grants can help save lives and support young people to create healthier, more fulfilling, and addiction-free futures for themselves and their peers,” said SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator Kana Enomoto. “These important investments in children and families lay the foundation for stronger, more productive communities in generations to come.”
The grant programs going to Hawaii included in this SAMHSA effort include the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act). That program works to help prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. STOP Act grant funds must focus primarily on strengthening collaboration among community entities to reduce alcohol use among youth in current and former DFC grantee communities.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit Samhsa.gov/grants.
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