The 21st Century Cures Act A Win for Advocates of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

December 8th, 2016

President Obama signed the  21st Century Cures Act into law on December 13, 2016 remarking, “We are bringing to reality the possibility of new breakthroughs to some of the biggest health challenges of our time.” The Cures Act provides $1 billion over two years in grant to states for opioid abuse prevention and treatment such as improving prescription drug monitoring programs, implementing prevention activities, training for health care providers and expanding access to opioid treatment programs. As a result, SAMHSA has announced fund availability through State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) and has scheduled two pre-application TA calls prior to the Application deadline of Friday, February 17, 2017.

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Funded wholly or in part by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.