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SAMHSA Grants to Cover Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

2/6/2008:   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for grants to expand residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse problems, and their children who have been impacted by the abuse. SAMHSA expects to distribute $7.87 million to 16 programs for up to three years.

Programs eligible for grant funds must offer women and their minor children organized substance abuse treatment services that feature a planned regimen of care in a 24-hour residential setting with staff supervision. Any off-site treatment services must be well-coordinated and integrated to ensure specific aspects of the individual's treatment plan and services for her children can be addressed in both facilities.

Applications are available by calling 877/SAMHSA7 or by downloading the forms online. Applicants are encouraged to apply online. The deadline is March 18, 2008.

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