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Funding is a key concern for program administratorsFinancial Assistance is Available

Obtaining funding for a treatment program is often a key concern for behavioral health organizations.

Fortunately, many organizations offer financial assistance in the forms of grants and donations.

Funding Alerts

Hazelden staff search several databases for funding opportunities, which are compiled and listed on this page. You can also get these Funding Alerts sent to you via e-mail. Browse our directory of funding opportunities.

Finding Funding

Behavioral health organizations that integrate co-occurring disorders treatment have sought funding from many different organizations, including specific sources listed in the right column and these general funding sources:

  • County government discretionary funds
  • Governor's special council funds for child abuse prevention
  • Mental health funds
  • District and school safety funds
  • School enhancement dollars
  • Mayor's office or municipal government
  • Police departments
  • Violence prevention organizations
  • Medical clinics
  • Neighborhood Watch groups
  • Parent-teacher associations
  • Banking institutions
  • Faith-based institutions
  • Private foundations
  • Corporations or businesses, at individual stores as well as corporate offices
  • Service organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries

Considering Costs

Costs should be included as you consider integrating co-occurring disorders treatment. Those costs include the program materials, training, and optional promotional materials.

(The Dual Disorders Capability in Addiction Treatment index and/or the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment index can help you evaluate your program's needs.)

 
Funding Sources

Private foundations and public agencies are reliable sources for program funding.

The Office of Justice Programs
Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the OJP provides innovative leadership and state-of-the-art knowledge and practices to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems across America, and provides grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies.

Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's Grants page features Requests for Applications (RFAs) and all of the materials needed by applicants for SAMHSA grants.

National Institute
on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA offers general information on grants and contracts, and tips for developing and writing grant applications.

The Consensus Project
Coordinated by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, this is a national effort to help policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illnesses who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

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