Block Grant Information

The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals invites your comments on the state’s combined Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment (SAPT) and Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) block grant application for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY)2020-2021.

BHDDH submits a biennial, FFY combined Substance Abuse (SA) and Mental Health (MH) Block Grant application to Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlining the State’s plan to monitor grant-funded Mental Health services and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery programs throughout Rhode Island.

For more information on the SABG and the Federal granting agency, see https://www.samhsa.gov/grants. To access Rhode Island’s current Block Grant application or a prior Block Grant application, visit SAMHSA’s Web-based Grant Application System (WebBGAS)
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Once you have logged in, click on "View an Existing Application."

All comments and feedback can be sent to [email protected]. This application is due to SAMHSA Tuesday, September 3, 2019 so only those comments and feedback received before Monday, August 26, 2019 can be considered for this submission. However, feedback received after August 26, 2019 can be used to improve the Block Grant application in the future.

Annual Synar Report

The Department administers the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant. As a condition for receipt of SAPT Block Grant funding, each state must report annually on efforts to enforce their state laws prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of eighteen (Annual Synar Report).

Rhode Island’s Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Synar Report will be submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by 12/31/19. The Department invites you to read and comment on the Report. Comments may be directed to Maureen Mulligan at [email protected].

Annual PATH Application

2020 Annual PATH Application

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) is a formula grant awarded to states which funds programs for people with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness. The annual PATH application was submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on July 5, 2017. The Department invites you to read and comment on the application. Comments should be directed to Bette Ann McHugh [email protected]

2019 Annual PATH Report

The Department invites you to read and comment on the report. Comments should be directed to Bette Ann McHugh at [email protected].

2020 Annual PATH Report

The annual PATH report was submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on December 27, 2020 and currently is under review. It will be posted for comment upon approval.