The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Friday awarded $450 million in grants, including $250 million in emergency COVID-19 funding, to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment services through certified community behavioral health clinics.

“CCBHCs already perform a vital role of addressing in one location the complex needs of people with mental and substance use disorders,” said Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D. “The coronavirus pandemic substantially increases the need for these comprehensive services.” Congress last year extended the AHA-supported CCBHC demonstration program through Sept. 13.

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