President signs final FY 2019 Labor-HHS bill into law

From Wayne Lindstrom

On Friday, September 28th, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6157, the FY 2019 appropriations bill for the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies. The enrolled bill provides full-year funding (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019) for programs within HHS, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


  • $1.858 billion for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant (level compared to FY2018)
  • $1.5 billion for the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program (+$500 million)
  • $458 million for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) (+$55 million)
  • $89 million for the Medication-Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction program (+$5 million)
  • $29 million for the Pregnant & Postpartum Women program (level)
  • $205 million for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) (-$42 million attributed to moving First Responder Training program and Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/ Opioid Overdose Related Deaths program from CSAP to CSAT)
    • $119 million for the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnerships for Success program (level)


  • $525 million for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (+$16 million)
  • $1.4 billion for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (+$36 million)


  • $648 million for Injury Prevention and Control (level)
    • $475 million for Opioid Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) (level)


  • $1.625 billion for Community Health Centers (level)


  • $12.239 billion for Programs for Children, Youth, and Families (+$217 million)
  • $20 million for Regional Partnership Grants (level)

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