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Department Funding Opportunities

We will post funding opportunities on this page as they come available. Check back frequently for new updates. You can find contact information for each funding opportunity in the announcement document link.

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Creating Homes Initiative-2 Regional Substance Use Housing Facilitator

In response to the appropriation of funds in State Fiscal Year 2020 by Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly for the support of the Tennessee Creating Homes Initiative, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Mental Health Services, is requesting proposals from agencies and organizations that provide services to Tennesseans living with substance use disorders to implement a dedicated full-time Regional Substance Use Housing Facilitator. This program will assist the state in creating and expanding permanent supportive housing and housing services options for service recipients by implementing one Regional Substance Use Housing Facilitator in each of the seven (7) Creating Homes Initiative-2 regions in support of the Creating Homes Initiative-2 (CHI-2). The purpose of CHI-2 is to develop and expand the number of safe, affordable, quality, permanent housing options for persons in substance use recovery.

The overall goal of the CHI-2 Regional Substance Use Housing Facilitator program is to effectively leverage funding from various state, local, federal, and private entities to maintain and increase the number of safe, affordable, quality, permanent supportive housing options for persons in substance use recovery in the assigned region, thereby contributing to the statewide goal of increasing the number of permanent supportive housing options for service recipients.

October 31, 2019 Click this link for Announcement Document Questions and Responses (10-11-19)    

Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure – Capital Grants

In state fiscal year 2020, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly appropriated $1,500,000 to the Department of General Services (DGS) for the purpose of Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure – Capital Grants. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in consultation with the Department of Finance and Administration, shall recommend to the DGS to whom such grants shall be disbursed. Responses to this Announcement of Funding will inform recommendations for funding.

The goal of pre-arrest diversion is to reduce or eliminate the time individuals with a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder spend incarcerated by redirecting them from the criminal justice system to community-based treatment and supports. Capital grant funding is not recurring and may only be used to support capital projects, not program operations.

DEADLINE REVISED
November 29, 2019
Click this link for Announcement Document