Grants Administration

The Division of Grants Administration (DGA) pursues, implements, and oversees all grants administered by the agency.

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.

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 has submitted applications for both the Substance Abuse Block Grant and Mental Health Block Grant American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) supplemental funding on July 30th. If approved, the funding requests will address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for children designated with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), adults designated with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), and assistance for ongoing initiatives for individuals who experience a First Episode Psychosis (FEP), as well as, further substance use disorder primary prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services.

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.

Recent Award Decisions

  • AHCCCS is pleased to announce that SAMHSA has approved our applications for the Mental Health Block Grant and Substance Abuse Block Grant identified in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).

Current Operational Grants

Recent Award Decisions