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Funding Opportunities and Grant Information

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health offers opportunities to support and enhance on-going behavioral health programming. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed in alignment with the due dates of each application. Funding is dependent on the availability of grant funds.

To apply, the following documents must be submitted as outlined in the application form:

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about our most commonly asked questions.

For more information, please contact the Division of Behavioral Health at 605.367.5236 or email questions to DSSbh@state.sd.us.

Opioid

DSS provides grant funds to support South Dakota organizations and agencies seeking to deliver continuing education or training to professionals in combating opioid and/or stimulant use. Please review the application for more information.

SOR Sponsorship Application

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

DSS provides grant funds to South Dakota primary care clinics to support the integration of the SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) process. Please review the program description and application for more information.

SBIRT Program Description

SBIRT Sponsorship Application

Training and Technical Assistance

DSS provides grant funds to support training and technical assistance for South Dakota Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and accredited and contracted substance use disorder treatment and prevention agencies serving identified priority populations. Please review the application for more information.

Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Sponsorship Application

Federal Grants

The Division of Behavioral Health maximizes opportunities at the federal level to support the behavioral health needs of individuals in South Dakota. The below links provide an overview of the federal grants that support behavioral health services in South Dakota.

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.

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. Learn more about the Synar Report.

Current and past reports for Block Grants and Synar

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental Funds

In accordance with the American Rescue Plan Act, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released supplemental funding to states through the Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment and Mental Health Block Grants to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for Americans with substance use disorders and mental illness.

For more information about South Dakota’s: ARPA Supplemental Funds

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA)

In accordance with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released supplemental funding to states through the Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment and Mental Health Block Grants to assist in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about South Dakota’s: CRRSA Supplemental Funds

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 needs, 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 needs, and reducing opioid overdose deaths through the provisions of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).

Visit the Avoid Opioid website for more information.

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

988 Planning Grant

The purpose of this grant is to assist states in planning for the implementation of a new, national, three-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide response (988). In July 2022, 988 will become the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, replacing the current phone number of 1.800.283.TALK (8255).

More information about South Dakota’s 988 Planning Grant.

Additional Resources

988 Planning Coalition

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Materials
04/08/2021 Agenda Minutes Slides
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Mental Health Awareness Training Grant

The purpose of this is grant is to prepare and train others on how to respond to persons with a mental disorder appropriately and safely, providing education and linkages to appropriate community resources.

More information about South Dakota’s Mental Health Awareness Training Grant.