Program Description

The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) enables states to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services through a variety of means, both legislation and regulations, and places an emphasis on the provision of treatment for special groups, specifically, injecting drug users, pregnant substance-using women, and women with dependent children. Also, the program aims to make primary prevention services available to individuals not in need of substance abuse treatment.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must need assistance or guidance regarding prevention of substance abuse or treatment of drug or alcohol dependency. You must also be either the parent or primary caregiver to a child(ren) under the age of 19 years, or you or any member of your family/household must be pregnant.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

The program is jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

HHS website:

SAMHSA website: