SAMHSA Announces New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Substance Use Disorder Education 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new notice of funding opportunity for the Provider’s Clinical Support Systems – Universities (PCSS-U) program. PCSS-U, funded by Congress in response to the national opioid epidemic, is intended to provide PA programs, among other health professions programs, with resources to support the development of the future behavioral health workforce. 

Grantees funded under the PCSS-U program are expected to leverage their award to support both didactic and clinical education by facilitating the adoption of a comprehensive substance use disorder curriculum as well as clinical experiences for students in behavioral health. SAMHSA anticipates funding 18 new grantees for a maximum project period of three years with an annual award amount up to $300,000. Funded projects are expected to begin on September 30, 2024. 

Applications are due to SAMHSA by April 15. Members with questions about this funding opportunity are invited to contact Tyler Smith at