Funding Opportunities

The SOAR TA Center can help you obtain funding for your SOAR Program!  We can conduct individualized funding source searches for your state, community, or program.  Please contact Matt Canuteson at You can also visit our Funding Tools and Resources Page.

Current Opportunites

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for FY 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI). This opportunity supports the development and/or expansion of community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. 
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is a great potential funding source for SOAR programs across the country as their list of current funding priorities includes Services for People Experiencing Homelessness and Benefits Access and Referrals. From their website they describe their efforts in Benefits Access to include; “…transitioning financially-distressed, low-to-moderate income individuals and families towards financial stability through bundled services in two core areas - access to benefits and support resources”.
The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program works to “create opportunities so people can live better”, providing grants to 501(c)(3) organizations ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. The State Giving Program invests in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The majority of their funding goes to support the human service industry, often supporting programs that provide services and supports so people are able to access and retain stable housing. 



SAMHSA's GAINS Center Seeks Communities to Participate in Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshops
SAMHSA's GAINS Center is currently soliciting applications from communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system. This year's solicitation targets communities that are focusing on Intercepts 1 and 2 of the Sequential Intercept Model, which emphasize early diversion. For more information about the SAMHSA GAINS Center, click here.  To apply for a 2016 SIM workshop, please download the solicitation and submit a completed application form no later than December 4, 2015.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2016 Culture of Health Prize -- Call for Applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health, and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to make change. Each of the 10 winning communities that will be honored in 2016 will receive a $25,000 cash prize and the opportunity to share their accomplishments across the nation to spark local change. The Call for Applications for the 2016 Culture of Health Prize is open until November 12, 2015.