The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for FY 2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants. The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16–25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions. SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance addictions. Recipients will be required to report performance on measures including, but not limited to, data on an individual’s involvement with the juvenile/criminal justice system, housing status, and use of emergency departments.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due by May 17.