President Biden’s Mental Health and Substance Use Initiative: An Overview of the $1.25 Billion in Funding Allocations

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
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 a variety of provisions aimed at improving mental health and substance use programs in the United States. The Act provides $385 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, $986,532,000 for the Mental Health Block Grant, and $153 million for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program.

In addition to these funding totals, 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.

The Act also maintains funding levels similar to those of FY 2023 for various mental health and substance use programs. To learn more about these funding allocations and other provisions of the Act, please refer to the full explanatory text and comparative highlights table available on RCPA’s website. If you have any questions regarding these funding allocations or the Act itself, please feel free to reach out to RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

By Eleanor Harrison

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