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New SAMHSA RFA includes CTI

The Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA has released its new RFA for fiscal year 2010 Mental Health Transformation Grants.  The program aims “to foster adoption and implementation of permanent transformative changes in how public mental health services are organized, managed and delivered so that they are consumer-driven, recovery-oriented and supported through evidence-based and best practices.” For the first time, this RFA specifically identifies CTI as a key practice that applicants may request support for as part of programs designed to address one of SAMHSA’s current strategic initiatives–increasing the availability of services linked to safe and affordable permanent housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to mental illness, substance use, HIV/AIDs or long term institutionalization in a nursing home, jail, or other facility.
Update, December 20, 2010 Three of the twenty awarded programs (in Idaho, Illinois and Missouri) will employ CTI.   Awardees are: the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; the County of Lake, Illinois; and the City of St. Louis (MO) Mental Health Board.

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