The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT BG) program (through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA]) provides funds and technical assistance to all states and territories. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division utilizes the funds to plan, implement, and evaluate activities supporting the full continuum of care related to substance abuse.
The purpose of the SAPT BG is to:
- Provide priority treatment and support services that demonstrate success in improving outcomes and/or supporting recovery for individuals without insurance that are not covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance, or for whom coverage is terminated for short periods of time.
- Provide primary prevention by supporting universal, selective, and indicated prevention activities and services for persons not identified as needing treatment.
- Collect performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of behavioral health promotion, treatment, and recovery support services.