Grants & Initiatives

Grant Information

Grants allow Advantage Behavioral Health Systems to expand its programs, increase its services, and ultimately help more people. If you are able to assist with grant funding or would like more information on our grant initiatives, please contact Evan Mills, Director of Business Development at 706-389-6789 x 1111.


Grant/Specialty Program Amount Awarded Brief Description  
SAMHSA Drug Court Expansion Grant $947,884 Three year Jackson County Adult Drug Court Expansion Grant partnership with Piedmont Judicial Circuit
HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants $1,013,041 New & Renewal Homeless Assistance Grants to provide up to 120 units of subsidized housing assistance in scattered site locations
DCA ESG New & Renewal Grants $353,270 Five new and renewal homeless service grants to provide housing and outreach services
SAMHSA HIV Substance Abuse Expansion Grant $1,442,109 Three year substance abuse services expansion grant that will provide treatment, outreach, and supportive services to African American women with or at-risk of HIV
Youth Clubhouse $400,000 Contracted partnership with DBHDD to develop a day support program for youth that will provide evidence-based supportive programs and youth enrichment activities to children ages 7 to 22 years.
DBHDD Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative (EPIC) $334,070 Expansion program to target youth ages 16-25 experiencing First Episode Psychosis
DCA S+C Family Housing Grant $105,361 Awarded a transfer grant for 10 two & three bedroom apartments targeting homeless families in Jackson County
Justice & Mental Health Collaboration  $150,000 Joint partnership with local justice system to develop a collaboritaive planning team addressing health needs of criminal offenders.
DBHDD Crisis Respite $170,000 Grant for costs associated with operations of two crisis respite apartments for individuals in crisis.
DBHDD Forensic Apartments $575,000 Supportive housing to adults transitioning from hospital forensic s units or group home to their own supported apartment.  Operates up to eight apartments to serve 12 individuals at a time.
APEX Grant $330,000 Grant to expand Child & Adolescent services in partnership with local school districts in Oglethorpe, Madison, and Clarke Counties.
SAMHSA Youth Suicide Prevention Program $153,293 Joint partnership with DBHDD, Viewpoint, and Highland Rivers to address suicide with local teens
System of Care Enhancement $100,000 Grant to expand existing partnerships with local school systems within our 10-county service area.
Total Grants Awarded $6,074,028