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Budget Boost for Mental Health and Substance Use Programs in FY 2024: An Analysis of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Biden Enacts Legislation Providing Funding for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

On March 23, President Biden signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 into law. The Act includes the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024. Notable allocations for mental health and substance use in FY 2024 include specific funding amounts for various programs.

One of the key provisions of the Act is an $18 million increase in funding for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Additionally, there is 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.

Many mental health and substance use programs are maintaining funding levels similar to those of FY 2023. Specifically, there is $385 million allocated 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

By Samantha Jones

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