New Boost for Mental Health and Substance Use Programs in FY 2024: President Biden Signs $3.5 Billion Appropriations Act

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.

Among these are $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.

Key provisions of the Act also include an $18 million increase in funding for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a $1 million increase for the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant technical assistance program

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