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Federal Grants

This page contains information related to grants awarded to the Division of Behavioral Health.

For more information about behavioral health grants awarded in South Dakota, click here.

Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) and Mental Health (MH) Block Grants

SAPT and MH Block Grants are awarded to South Dakota and other states to provide funding for behavioral health services including prevention, treatment, recovery supports and other services.

Synar Report
In addition to the SAPT Block Grant, the Synar Report requires states to have laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products to minors. To learn more about the Synar Report, click here.

To view current or past reports,click here.

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Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant

The PATH Grant provides communities with funding to engage adults in services who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.  
Providers that receive PATH funding must submit a PATH Annual Data Report. To search PATH Data Reports, please visit:

State/Territory and National Reports.

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The purpose of this grant is to support states and communities in advancing efforts to prevent suicide attempts among adults age 25 and older in order to reduce the overall suicide rate and number of suicides in the U.S. nationally.

More information about South Dakota’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Grant

Opioid Crisis Response Grants

State Target Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis Grant
The STR grant aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).

State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant
The SOR Grant aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose deaths through the provisions of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).

COVID-19 Response Grants

Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19
The purpose of this grant is to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information about South Dakota’s Emergency Grant During COVID-19

South Dakota Statewide COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program
The purpose of this grant is to promote COVID-19 related outreach, resources and support, including crisis intervention and access to the COVID-19 Call Center (211). The 605 Strong is a statewide campaign dedicated to helping individuals in acute distress and in need of additional support, particularly in areas affected most by COVID-19.  

More information about South Dakota’s Statewide COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

Natural Disaster Response Grants

South Dakota Natural Disaster Response Grant
The purpose of this grant is to provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports for adults and/or school-aged children impacted by natural disasters. Eligibility for the funding results from the Presidential Disaster Declarations related to the Spring 2019 blizzards and flooding as well as the Fall 2019 tornadoes and flooding.

More information about South Dakota’s Natural Disaster Grant