2019 PA PATH Grant Application Available for Review

2019 PA PATH Grant Application Available for Review

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The 2019 PA Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) grant application is now available for review. The PATH grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. PATH was created as part of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990.

Since 1991, PATH has funded the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four U.S. Territories (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The goal of the PATH Program is to reduce or eliminate homelessness for individuals with serious mental illnesses or serious mental illness and substance use disorders who experience homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. PATH funds are used to provide a menu of allowable services, including street outreach, case management, and services which are not supported by mainstream mental health programs. Since PATH is not HUD-funded, PATH funds often can be used to supplement and fill in cracks left by HUD limitations.

OMHSAS distributes funds to 24 county/joinder MH/ID program offices, which cover 36 of PA’s 67 counties, to provide PATH services. Many of these offices sub-contract with local community providers to provide PATH services. Please forward any questions or concerns to Michelle Baxter by end of business Friday, July 12, 2019.

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