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Biden Signs Historic Mental Health and Substance Use Funding Legislation into Law, Boosting Resources for Crisis Lifeline and Integration of Mental Health Services in Healthcare Providers

BySamantha Nguyen

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. This 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. These 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.

The Act also includes several key provisions that aim to improve mental health services in the United States. An $18 million increase in funding has been allocated for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline program to ensure that individuals experiencing a crisis have access to immediate support. Additionally, there is a $1 million increase in funding for the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant technical assistance program to help healthcare providers better integrate mental health services into their practices. Furthermore

By Samantha Nguyen

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