On March 23, President Biden signed the 2024 Continued Consolidated Appropriations Act. This legislation includes a range of key mental health and substance use appropriations for fiscal year 2024.

One of the most significant programs funded under this bill is the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2024, which includes $385 million for certified community behavioral health clinics, $986,532,000 for a mental health block grant, $153 million for a behavioral health workforce education and training program, $1,575,000,000 for state opioid utilization grants.

In addition to these specific funding amounts for various programs, key provisions of the bill also include an increase in funding for several important initiatives. For example, there is an $18 million increase in funding for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a $1 million increase for the Primary and Behavioral Health Integration grant technical assistance program, and a $75 million increase for mental health research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health.

While many mental health and substance use programs maintain funding levels similar to those in 2023, some important initiatives have been increased or added altogether. These changes demonstrate a continued commitment to addressing critical issues related to mental health and substance use in our communities.

For more detailed information on these provisions and other aspects of the bill

By Samantha Johnson

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