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HRSA's Oversight of Funds for Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) grants. In 2017, HRSA awarded $200.5 million in AIMS grants to 1,178 health centers nation-wide. These supplemental funding grants are meant to expand access for existing Health Center Program grant recipients to mental health and substance abuse services, focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse. HRSA intends for health centers to enhance these services by increasing personnel, leveraging health information technology, and providing training to support the expansion of mental health and substance abuse services and their integration into primary care. We will review HRSA's internal controls to determine whether they are suitable for (1) awarding AIMS grants and (2) monitoring AIMS grant recipients.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
July 2018 Health Resources and Services Administration HRSA's Oversight of Funds for Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Office of Audit Services W-00-18-59439 2019