The NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (NMFP-AC) and the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMFP-BHP) are federally-funded programs administered by NAADAC in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

 

 


The NMFP-AC will increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s Level addiction counselors available to serve underserved populations, including minority and LGBT populations, and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing tuition stipends of up to $15,000, training, professional guidance, and mentoring to students enrolled either in an addictions counseling Master’s program or a Master’s program with a concentration in addictions counseling from an accredited institution.

Apply for the NMFP-AC


 

 

The NMFP-BHP will increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s Level behavioral health professionals available to serve underserved populations, including minority and LGBT populations, and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing tuition stipends of up to $15,000, training, professional guidance, and mentoring to students enrolled in a behavioral health Master’s degree program (social work or marriage & family counseling/therapy) that includes an addiction concentration consisting of no less than 12 academic credits of addiction-specific content, and a supervised clinical internship.from an accredited institution.

Apply for the NMFP-BHP


Message from the Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, has worked over the past two decades to create strong relationships with stakeholders and other resources to help address the need to increase and improve the ability of the addictions workforce serving racially and ethnically diverse populations and transition age youth (ages 16-25), including spending the last ten years working with partner organizations to advocate for expansion of SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) to include funding for addiction counselors. We have always envisioned addiction counselors receiving parity with other disciplines, who have received these MFP funds for many years. I thank all of our many partners who worked with NAADAC to promote the funding of this program and thank SAMHSA for this award.

I look forward to working with our partners and our NFMP-AC and NMFP-BHP Fellows!

Sincerely,

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