Expansion of Practitioner Education

Funding Agency:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Expansion of Practitioner Education (Short Title: Prac-Ed) grant. The purpose of this program is to expand the integration of substance use disorder (SUD) education into the standard curriculum of relevant healthcare and health services education programs. Through the mainstreaming of this education, the ultimate goal is to expand the number of practitioners to deliver high-quality, evidence-based SUD treatment. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2017 data indicate that an unacceptably high 92% of individuals who meet criteria for needing SUD treatment do not receive it. SAMHSA is beginning the implementation of this program as one of the many steps to reduce barriers to accessing and providing care.

Application Due Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are public or private non-profit professional organizations representing healthcare professionals in the fields of medicine, physician assistants, nursing, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, health services administration.



Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 2, 2019