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SAMHSA Pre-Award Process for Opioid State Targeted Response Grants

The 21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. No. 114-255, § 1003, 130 Stat. 1033, 1044 (2016) authorized the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to award $1 billion in grants to combat opioid addiction. The authorization allows SAMHSA to award $1 billion in funding, half in fiscal year (FY) 2017 and the other half in FY 2018. Grants are to be awarded to give preference to States with an incidence or prevalence of opioid use disorders that is substantially higher relative to other States. We will review the process and criteria for awarding the formula grants to States to determine whether SAMHSA followed Department of Health and Human Services grant regulations and program-specific requirements when awarding Opioid State Targeted Response grants authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
September 2017 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA Pre-Award Process for Opioid State Targeted Response Grants Office of Audit Services W-00-17-59429; A-03-17-03302 2018

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