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Fight Against Drug, Mental Health Problems Gets $3 Billion Boost

May 18, 2021, 5:05 PM

The Biden administration is providing states with $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to help people struggling with mental health and substance abuse problems during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The money, which will be distributed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is the largest aggregate funding amount ever targeted for the agency’s substance use block grant programs.

The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Program and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program (SABG) will distribute $1.5 billion each to states and territories. States received notification of their funding awards Tuesday and must ...