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SAMHSA Communities Talk Town Hall Opportunity

The 2023 SAMHSA Communities Talk stipend is available.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is sponsoring stipends for the next round of Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse, an initiative that focuses on alcohol and other drug misuse that negatively affect communities and our youth. Since 2006, the initiative has provided prevention resources and stipends to thousands of community-based organizations, colleges, and universities. Starting in 2023, stipends will be available every year!

If you would like to apply for the stipend and hold a Community Talks event, but have not held the event in the past, you will need to request an event invitation by emailing The SAMHSA Communities Talk website has the step-by-step process for applying and receiving the stipend.

If you have any questions or need more information you please review SAMHSAs information at