Technical Assistance Coalition

What is the Coalition?

The Coalition, created by SAMHSA, impacts thousands of Americans by delivering web-based training and technical assistance on a range of policy issues to multiple stakeholders in state and local behavioral health systems centered on promoting/enhancing the Mental Health Block Grant.  

Member Organizations:

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law; Mental Health America; National Alliance on Mental Illness; National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery; National Council for Behavioral Health; National Disability Rights Network; and National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.


  • The $41 billion public mental health service delivery system, including the State Mental Health Authorities and the Planning Councils in all 50 states and territories, which serve 7.5 million people annually.
  • 2,250 community-based mental health and addiction treatment organizations, encompassing 51 associations in 46 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 8 million low-income children, adults, and families annually. 
  • The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) in every state and territory serving over 493,000 individuals annually.
  • Over 500,000 consumers, families, and mental health advocates in 1,300+ local and state affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

To learn more about the Coalition Webinars, please click here: Coalition Webinars.

To learn more about the TAC Assessment Papers, please click here: TAC Assessment Papers.