Primary Goal

Funding Period

Arizona Emergency COVID-19 Project

To address the needs of individuals with serious mental illness, individuals with substance use disorders, and/or individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The program also focuses on meeting the needs of individuals with mental disorders that are less severe than serious mental illness, including those in the healthcare profession.

04/20/2020 - 08/19/2021

Arizona Project Aware

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE), in collaboration with AHCCCS, works in three school districts to improve access to behavioral health and suicide prevention resources. This includes a variety of evidence-based suicide prevention trainings that meet the Mitch Warnock Act requirement for Arizona school staff, postvention policies, and more. The five-year SAMHSA grant began in 2018. As a result, ADE and AHCCCS partner on multiple projects to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Arizona’s students.

10/01/2018 - 08/30/2023

Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS)

Funding for data collections involving facility-level data systems including the Inventory of Behavioral Health Services


COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention

To reduce the rate of suicides and domestic violence in Pima County.

07/31/2020 - 11/30/2021

Crisis Counseling Immediate Services Program (ISP)

To increase the availability of individual and group crisis counseling services to all Arizonans, with a special focus on healthcare workers, youth, families, those 65 and older, and tribal communities.

04/30/2020 - 06/29/2020

Drug and
Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)

Cooperative program between SAMHSA and Arizona to collect and compile a range of substance abuse services information.


Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)

Connecting individuals that are involved in the criminal justice system and diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder to medication assisted treatment as they reenter the community.

09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019

Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG)

The MHBG program provides funds and technical assistance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to AHCCCS to use the funds to plan, implements, and evaluate activities that support and treat adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with early serious mental illness including psychosis in Arizona.

10/01/2019 - 09/30/2021

Opioid State Targeted Response (STR)

Reduce the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorders and opioid-related deaths through targeted prevention and treatment activities.

05/01/2017 - 04/30/2019

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Reduce and eliminate homelessness for individuals with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or co-occurring substance abuse disorders


Regular Services Program

The Regular Services Program (RSP) provides funding for ongoing counseling services and support for up to nine months in response to a presidential disaster declaration. While the Immediate Services Program (ISP) gets services implemented quickly for the immediate need after the disaster, the RSP sustains the services for up to 9 additional months.

09/03/2020 - 06/02/2021

State Opioid Response (SOR)

Increase access to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUDs and opioid-related overdose deaths.

09/30/2018 – 09/29/2020

State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT)

The purpose of the program is to enhance flexibility in the use of funds designed to: 1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid use disorders; 2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care, including services provided to pregnant and postpartum women in nonresidential-based settings; and 3) promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.

08/31/2020 - 08/30/2023

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS)

This program targets Arizona Counties and sub populations, which are disparately affected by underage drinking and/or prescription drug use and have disparately low resources for substance use prevention. This project is designed to build upon the experience and established prevention infrastructures of states to address national substance abuse priorities in communities of high need.

09/30/2013 - 09/29/2018

Extended 03/29/2019

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG)

The SABG program provides funds and technical assistance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to AHCCCS to use the funds to plan, implement, and evaluate activities that prevent and treat substance use and promote public health in Arizona.