Biden Signs Law Boosting Mental Health and Substance Use Programs with $1.9 Billion in Funding Allocations

Biden Enacts Funding Bill for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Into Law

In recent news, President Biden signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 into law. This Act includes the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024. One of the key aspects of this legislation is the significant funding allocations for mental health and substance use programs in FY 2024.

Some of the most notable 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 contains specific provisions such as an $18 million increase in funding for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline program and a $75 million increase in funding for mental health research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health. Many mental health and substance use programs have maintained their funding levels similar to those of FY 2023.

For more detailed information on these funding allocations and other provisions in the Act

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