Current Grant Information
The following information outlines the details of the grants that have been awarded to Family Life Center. You can visit mh.alabama.gov for more information about Alabama mental health grants available to non-profit organizations.
Alabama Covid-19 Response Unit (ACRU)
This grant is statewide, placing specific emphasis on counties hardest hit. ACRU will employ evidence-based practices to treat individuals in Alabama impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The interdisciplinary team will provide service to both urban and rural patients using multiple platforms including in-person and telehealth technologies. With this funding, we will be able to develop and implement approaches and strategies to assess and treat healthcare professionals, and individuals with serious mental illness, substance abuse, and COVID 19 related trauma. Treatment services will include FDA-approved medications to treat SMI or SUD including opioid use disorder, medication management, outpatient, intensive outpatient treatment, and mental health crisis services. Alabama recognizes that these vulnerable populations are at heightened risk of psychological distress and intervening to protect both mental and physical health is an important component of public health measures for addressing the COVID-19 epidemic and supporting these vulnerable populations. Project ACRU will serve 500 people in 16 months. This is a SAMHSA-funded grant.
State Opioid Response Grant (SOR2)
Federally funded grants aimed at reducing the opioid overdose and opioid death rates in Alabama. MAT-PDOA specifically provides funding for services in two counties, Jefferson, and Walker. These two counties were identified as having the highest opioid overdose and overdose death rate in the state. SOR2 covers the entire state of Alabama and includes individuals with a Stimulant Use Disorder (SUD). Both grants provide MAT with FDA-approved medications and clinical services using evidence-based curriculum to individuals diagnosed with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Individuals diagnosed with a SUD are provided with clinical services, case management, and peer services. SOR2 also provided Narcan to first responders and community members. Both grants are funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).