Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
Biden Enacts Funding Bill for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Into Law

President Biden recently signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, which includes significant funding allocations for mental health and substance use programs in FY 2024. This Act is a continuation of the previous year’s funding levels for these programs.

Some of the key funding totals include $385 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, $986,532,000 for the Mental Health Block Grant, $153 million for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, $1,575,000,000 for State Opioid Response Grants, and $1,928,879,000 for Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grants.

In addition to these funding numbers, the Act also includes specific provisions such as an $18 million increase in funding for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a $1 million increase for the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant technical assistance program, and a $75 million increase for mental health research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health.

For more detailed information on these funding allocations and comparative highlights between FY 2024 and FY 2023 please refer to our full explanatory text and comparative highlights table. If you have any questions regarding these funding allocations or the Act itself please reach out to RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

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