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Thursday, June 14, 2007

FederalNewsRadio - Ask the CFO - Daryl Kade (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Daryl Kade - Chief Financial Officer

SAMHSA is not the biggest of government agencies but its goal is, trying to help people recover from mental or substance use disorders. The budget is about $3 billion, much of it going out in the form of block grants. CFO Daryl Kade says, given the needs, every dollar has to go as far as possible. One of the ways that happens is, that as the CFO, she's given a strong voice when it comes to policy planning. There's also the matter of working with numerous partners on both the state and local level and making sure they have the systems and metrics in place to ensure money spent is getting results.

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