The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration


Faith Based and Community Initiatives

A Cross-Cutting Program Priority of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Training and Technical Assistance


Web Resources

  • SAMHSA's FBCI Program: Background

  • SAMHSA's parent agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has developed a website that integrates information from SAMHSA with Faith-Based and Community initiatives from the Administration on Aging, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, Office of Minority Health, and Office of Population Affairs.

  • The Department is working closely with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to implement key elements of the President's Initiative, including conferences, technical assistance, and implementation of EO 13279, "Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations." Information on these and other activities, as well as a copy of the White House document, Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government, is available at the White House website,

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a final version of the Charitable Choice provisions of the Public Health Act (Sections 581-584 and Section 1955 of 24 U.S.C. 290 kk, et seq,. and 42 U.S.C. 300x-65). This version incorporates responses received during the public comment period earlier this year.

Last Update: 3/16/2009