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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.

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

In its final year of SBIRT Implementation Grant funding, DSS is supporting access to several legacy training opportunities to help clinics, emergency departments, and similar organizations implement the principles of SBIRT.

Training opportunities include:

SBIRT Virtual Training Series

DSS, in partnership with Avera Health and JBS International, is hosting a free, virtual learning series to be held every other week beginning June 16 and ending the week of August 15, 2022.

Training Series Summary

To Register, please email Amber Reints at amber.reints@avera.org

SBIRT Online Training

DSS has created an online training to provide an understanding of SBIRT techniques and tools as well as the importance of integrating SBIRT into primary care systems. The course takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. Progress can be saved and completed in multiple sessions. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration

For more information on SBIRT, please visit https://www.samhsa.gov/sbirt

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.

Funding has been exhausted at this time. Please check back in the event that this opportunity is resumed.

Training and Technical Assistance

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

Funding has been exhausted at this time. Please check back in the event that this opportunity is resumed.

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

Emergency COVID-19 Grant

Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 aim to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the pandemic. In South Dakota, grant funds ensured continuity of care for those with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders through the purchase of personal protective equipment and telehealth equipment for providers. The grant continues to provide funding for expanded access to mental health services for persons impacted by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

988: Building Local Capacity

The purpose of this grant is to improve state & territory response to 988 contacts (including calls, texts, & chats) originating in the state by recruiting, hiring & training behavioral health workforce to staff the Lifeline center to respond, intervene, and provide follow-up to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

More information about South Dakota's 988: Building Local Capacity.

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.

Settlements

In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins.

National Opioid Settlements

Over the next 18 years, South Dakota will receive approximately $54 million from the National Settlement Agreement involving Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson, and a Bankruptcy Resolution concerning Purdue Pharma, L.P.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, HB 1038 appropriated these funds to the Department of Social Services for disbursement to address the opioid abuse and misuse within the State. Codified in SDCL 34-20B-116, 70% (Statewide Share) will be appropriated to the State and 30% (Localized Share) will be disbursed directly to participating local governments.