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TRAUMA. Grants for Recovery. SAMHSA provides up to $38.6 million

SAMHSA provides up to $38.6 million grants to help individuals and communities recover from trauma

Friday, October 14, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to a total of $38.6 million in Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) over the next five years to help people and communities recover from, and build resiliency to trauma.

ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to youth and families exposed to trauma through natural or man-made disasters or civil disturbances. 

The grants promote resilience and equity through applying evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.

“Trauma, whether from exposure to manmade or natural disaster can have a devastating effect on people,” said Paolo del Vecchio, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. “It can be particularly harmful to youth and people from groups that have traditionally lacked adequate access to behavioral healthcare. ReCAST grants help communities provide services and supports to everyone in need.”

The following are the communities receiving ReCAST grants:

Annaul Award
Number of years
City of Oakland
$1 million
City of Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
$1 million
Baltimore City Health Dept.
Baltimore, Md.
$3 million in year one, $0 in years two and three and $1 million in years four and five
City of Flint
Flint, Mich.
$972, 599
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn.
$1 million
County of St. Louis
Berkley, Mo.
Bexar Co. Commissioners Court
San, Antonio, Tx.
$820, 413
Milwaukee Health Dept.
Milwaukee, Wis.
$1 million

The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit

General information about SAMHSA is available at:

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.

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