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Special Conditions of Awards for Behavioral Health Disparity Impact Statement (DIS)

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Disparity Impact Statement Guidance

SAMHSA requires all grant recipients, or grantees, to prepare the Disparity Impact Statement (DIS) as part of a data-driven, quality improvement approach to advance equity using grant programs. The DIS helps grantees identify underserved populations at risk of experiencing behavioral health disparities. The aim is to increase inclusion of underserved populations in SAMHSA-funded grants, achieve behavioral health equity for disparity-vulnerable populations, and help systems better meet the needs of these populations.


The following resources can be used as references and guidance when preparing the DIS for each grant program type: services, capacity-building, and training and technical assistance.

Content requirements and submission date(s) may be found in the Notice of Award (NOA). For grant specific or additional guidance, contact your Government Project Officer (GPO) identified within the Contracts section of the NOA.

Disparity Impact Statement Overview

Developing a Disparity Impact Statement

Additional DIS Resources

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