Block Grant Information

The 2016-2017 Combined Substance Abuse/Mental Health Plan was submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on September 1, 2015. The Department invites you to read and comment on the Plan. Comments should be directed to Bette Ann McHugh at bette.mchugh@bhddh.ri.gov

The Department administers the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant. As a condition for receipt of SAPT Block Grant funding, each state must report annually on efforts to enforce their state laws prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of eighteen (Annual Synar Report).

Rhode Island’s 2017 Annual Synar Report will be submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by 12/31/16. The Department invites you to read and comment on the Report. Comments may be directed to Bette Ann McHugh at bette.mchugh@bhddh.ri.gov.