Grant Administration and Crisis Services

The Division of Grants Administration (DGA) pursues, implements, and oversees all grants administered by the agency and is responsible for supporting the Agency in advancing AHCCCS' clinical and quality strategies for the Arizona crisis system.

Many of the grants DGA oversees are federal grants, including the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG), the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG), other federal grants related to prevention and treatment services, as well as discretionary grants including PPW-PLT, emergency COVID-19 grants, crisis counseling, the State Opioid Response grants. DGA manages day-to-day federal grant activities, including research and writing, implementation and contract management, and oversight and monitoring. The DGA crisis team coordinates activities related to grant implementation, Medicaid and Non-Medicaid related supports for child/adolescent/adult initiatives and advancements throughout the crisis continuum in Arizona. The crisis team works closely with identified stakeholders, MCOs, and other state entities to ensure contracts, activities, initiatives, and member needs are met through strategic planning and operational oversight.

In addition, the DGA finance team manages the daily Non-TXIX and grant financial processes for state appropriated, non-appropriated, and federal grant funds along with AHCCCS housing projects and requests.

DGA collaborates with other AHCCCS divisions to identify best practices and services for individuals in need of mental health and substance use disorder services.

Grants Currently In Application Process

  • AHCCCS submitted the SOR III grant application July 18, 2022.
  • AHCCCS is currently preparing the annual Fiscal Year 2023 Combined MHBG-SABG Application/Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan to submit to SAMHSA. The document was available for public comment from August 5, 2022 – August 24, 2022, see Public Notices -Behavioral Health. The submission date for this grant application is September 1, 2022.

Grants Not Under Consideration

  • AHCCCS has reviewed CMS' Notice of Funding Opportunity for Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act Demonstration. Per the NOFO, this opportunity is open to the 15 states currently receiving planning grants. Arizona is not one of the identified states and will not be applying.
  • AHCCCS will not be pursuing CMS’ funding opportunity under Section 9813 of the ARPA for planning grant to bolster Mobile Crisis Intervention Services. Arizona currently maintains a robust crisis system and, as such, AHCCCS does not feel that a planning grant is necessary in order to effectively pursue other funding available under ARPA Mobile Crisis (such as section 9813) once CMS releases guidance. In addition, AHCCCS intends to leverage the multiple current grant funding avenues, to support the Crisis System inclusive of 9-8-8, Mental Health Block Grant set aside, as well as our latest application for the ARPA MHBG and SABG supplemental submission.
  • AHCCCS does not intend to apply for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) FY 2022 Cooperative Agreements for Innovative Community Crisis Response Partnerships grant at this time. It is noted that public or private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply should community partners be interested.

Recent Award Decisions

Current Operational Grants

The Current Grants page lists grants administered by AHCCCS.

Grants At A Glance

Opioid Services Locator

The AHCCCS Opioid Services Locator web application allows providers to register and manage their opioid services locations.

Please note: only ONE request per Agency should be submitted. Once the Agency is approved, then locations may be added. Contact with any questions.