SAMHSA Accepting Grant Applications

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within HHS is now accepting applications for “Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care” (PIPBHC) (SM-17-008) grants.

SAMHSA expects to award up to eleven grantees up to $2 million each annually for a project lasting five years with projected available funding to total $110 million. However, the actual amount may vary depending on the availability of funds.

The funding is to:

  • Promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare
  • Support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral healthcare to improve the wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness or children with a serious emotional disturbance
  • Promote and offer integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases


Eligible applicants can include states or appropriate state agencies in collaboration with one or more qualified community programs and one or more community health centers. It is important for applicants to know that SAMSHA is transitioning to NIH’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application.

Applicants must also register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Due to the new registration and application requirements, it is recommended that applicants start the registration process six weeks in advance of the application due date.

The closing date is May 17, 2017. For more information and questions, contact Tenly Pau Biggs at


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