Federal Government Awards 54 Cooperative Agreements for States and Territories to Build Local 988 Capacity Grant Services Contracts
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announces the availability of funding for implementation of the FY 2022 Cooperative Agreements for States and Territories to Build Local 988 Capacity. The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to improve state and territory response to 988 contacts (including calls, chats, and texts) originating in the state/territory by: (1) recruiting, hiring and training behavioral health workforce to staff local 988/Lifeline centers to respond, intervene, and provide follow-up to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis; (2) engaging Lifeline crisis centers to unify 988 . . .