Current Grants


Primary Goal

Funding Period

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental Block Grant

To address the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic for Arizonans with mental illness and substance use disorders. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated severe and pervasive health and social inequities in America, including the critical importance of supporting people with mental illness and substance use disorders.

09/01/2021 – 09/30/2025

Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS)

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


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

To assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CRRSAA adds supplemental funds to the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) and Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG). AHCCCS was awarded No-Cost Extensions (NCEs) for both the SABG CRRSAA and the MHBG CRRSAA, extending the funding period an additional 12 months, to 3/14/2024.

03/15/2021 - 03/14/2024

COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation

To provide resources and flexibility for states to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and ensure the continuity of services to support individuals connected to the behavioral health system.

09/01/2021 – 09/30/2025

Drug and
Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)

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


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, implement, and evaluate activities that support and treat adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with early SMI including psychosis.


Mental Health Block Grant Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (MHBG BSCA)

To fund the development of a statewide mental health emergency preparedness and response plan focused on addressing behavioral health needs in the aftermath of a community trauma.

DBH Framework Report

09/30/2023 - 09/30/2025

State Opioid Response III (SOR III)

The overarching goal of the project is to increase access to OUD treatment, coordinated and integrated care, recovery support services and prevention activities to reduce the prevalence of OUDs, stimulant use disorders, and opioid-related overdose deaths.

09/30/2022 – 09/29/2024

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Reduce and eliminate homelessness for individuals with an SMI designation or co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024

Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Block Grant (SUBG - formerly known as SABG) The SUBG program provides funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to AHCCCS to plan, implement, and evaluate activities that prevent and treat substance use in Arizona, including early intervention, harm reduction, recovery, and support services. The SUBG also provides technical assistance funds to address statewide technical assistance needs. Annual