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Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals







Procurement Agency


AKA/Previously Known As

In 2013, this grant was called Cooperative Agreements to End Homelessness.

Total Annual Award

$9.8 million in 2014.

Tenant Eligibility Criteria

Homeless adults, families and children.

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofits and other organizations for mental health and substance abuse services including case management.

Funding Award Details

$74 million in 2009.  2010 funding was distributed as Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals.

Amount Details

Grants range up to 400,000 per year.


Five-year grant term.

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 catagories of homeless people. Chronically homeless, serial inebriates 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. Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals is a generic label the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services customizes and targets.

For More Information

Read the grant application here.

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

Last updated: 07/06/2017

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