By Lisa Jackson, Interim Vice President of the Grants Department
The funders have been busy reviewing our many applications and WestCare has been blessed! Recently, WestCare was awarded two Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants and one Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant. Nevada received $900K for three years for Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery. Tennessee received a $750,000 BJA grant for Community Based Reentry for three years of service. Lately, Texas received $739,322 for three years to provide for youth who have been affected by opioids.
And that was just the beginning! The Guidance/Care Center in the Florida Keys was awarded a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant! That is approximately $4 million over four years! A big win for everyone. Additionally, we received a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant for the Virgin Islands for Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success, a five-year award for $375,000 per year. I know the VI are happy about that!
Oregon, California, and Kentucky have been awarded the VA’s Staff Sergeant Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. OR and CA received $750,000, and KY received a total of $534,365. These funds will help so many Veterans who are struggling.
Nevada also received a grant from the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System for Transitional Housing Services to Homeless Veterans for female Veterans and female Veterans with children for a total of $141,775 per year for five years. Way to go, Nevada!
There are still many applications yet to be reviewed. WestCare is having a really wonderful funding year.