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SAMHSA Grants Being Distributed to Combat Meth or Treatment for Pregnant/Postpartum Women

4/12/2006:   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing grants to support expansion of methamphetamine prevention interventions or infrastructure development. Additionally, SAMHSA is making grants available to fund comprehensive, high-quality residential treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from alcohol and other drug use problems, and for their minor children affected by prenatal and environmental effects of maternal substance use and abuse.

The grants for the meth prevention programs will help communities expand prevention interventions that are effective and evidence-based, with the goal of reducing or delaying the use of methamphetamine abuse. SAMSHA expects to distribute $3.3 million to fund 9-11 awards in FY 2006. The annual award is expected to be from $300,000 to $350,000 per year for up to three years.

For pregnant and postpartum women, SAMHSA expects to make $3.4 million available to fund up to eight awards in FY 2006. Annual awards are expected to be $500,000 per year in total costs for up to three years.

U.S. public and private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply online or call SAMHSA's clearinghouse at 800/729-6686. The application code for the meth funding is No. SP-06-0055; for program funding for pregnant and postpartum women, the code is No. TI-06-0088. Applications must be received by May 16, 2006.

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