The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, Md., is accepting applications for federal grants to expand care coordination using health information technology in targeted areas of need.
SAMHSA to award health IT grants
SAMHSA, through its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, will distribute a total of up to $16.8 million to as many as 20 award grantees, according to the administration's website. Each award can be valued at up to $580,000 per year over three years beginning in fiscal 2011.
The purpose of the program is to leverage health IT to enhance or expand the capacity of substance-abuse treatment providers to treat those who have been underserved because of lack of access arising from transportation difficulties, an inadequate number of substance-abuse treatment providers in their community or patients' financial constraints.
Applications are due June 13. The awards are open to public and private not-for-profit groups, and funding of the awards is subject to budget allocations by Congress and is not guaranteed.
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