Biden Enacts Funding Bill for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Into Law
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President Biden Prioritizes Mental Health and Substance Use Programs in FY 2024 Appropriations Act with $385 Million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

President Biden recently signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, which includes the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024. This Act has several notable aspects that prioritize mental health and substance use programs for FY 2024.

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

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

Overall, various mental health and substance use programs have maintained funding levels similar to those of FY 2023. For more detailed information about these funding allocations or any other questions you may have regarding this Act or related topics

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