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Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals







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AKA/Previously Known As

In 2013, this grant was called Cooperative Agreements to End Homelessness. This program was funded through the Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals account in the HHS/SAMHSA budget. It is now called the Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI).

Total Annual Award

$19,576,000 in 2016.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Homeless adults, families and children.

Eligible Applicants

States, Local Governments and Nonprofits and other organizations for mental health and substance abuse services including case management and housing.

Funding Award Details

2016 awards included 31 projects: 2 statewide awards, 11 local government awards and 18 agency/nonprofit awards. Two of the nonprofits are located in New York State.

Amount Details

Grants range up to $400,000 per year for nonprofits, and more for state and local governments. 


Up to three years.

Network Notes

Grants may be hard to renew or replace. They come with an expectation that they will be supplanted by mainstream resources (i.e. Medicaid).

Grants are often targeted to specific categories of homeless people. Chronically homeless, serial inebriates, veterans, and young adults have been the focus in past grant cycles. This is a growing funding stream that should take on increased significance with the advent of health care reform, making it more possible for services in supportive housing to be paid for via Medicaid. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants are widely regarded as one of the most complicated and time-consuming funding streams

For More Information

Read the grant application here.


Maia Banks-Scheetz
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Room 14N38C
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1969 sends e-mail)


Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412

1 Choke Cherry Road Room 7-1095
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1653

Last updated: 09/30/2016

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