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SAMHSA Grant Awards By State FY 2007
Discretionary Funds in Detail

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ARKANSAS

Grantee: ARKANSAS STATE DEPT OF HLTH & HUMAN SVCS Little Rock, AR
Program: Child Mental Health Initiative SM057014
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $1,829,408
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
Through the ACTION for Kids Project, Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), working with other state and community agencies, youth and their families, will develop an integrated community-based, system of care (SOC) for children with severe emotional disorders (SED) and their families living in Craighead, Mississippi, Lee and Philips counties of eastern Arkansas. The target area for the ACTION for Kids Project is a region of contrast and diversity. This region contains an affluent metropolitan community juxtaposed to some of Arkansas's poorest Mississippi River Delta counties. It is home to approximately 4700 children with SED for whom services are often non-existent or located at great distances from their homes and provided through varied and disconnected systems. ACTION for Kids Project: will develop a comprehensive SOC for children/youth with SED and their families; and, ensure meaningful family involvement in all aspects of the SOC. The Division of Behavioral Health will provide the leadership at the state and community level. Project development will be managed through partnerships with two contracted mental health centers.
  
Grantee: ARKANSAS STATE DEPT OF HLTH & HUMAN SVCS Little Rock, AR
Program: State Data Infrastructure Grants (2007) SM058082
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $142,200
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2010
DBHS proposes the further development of the Consumer Satisfaction Survey methodology and the development of a web-based, client level service event reporting system integrating both community and state hospital reporting. In addition DBHS proposes to develop more stakeholder friendly data reporting formats and to initiate data driven quality improvement projects. DBHS anticipates being able to completely report out all URS tables. A private vendor deals with a substantial part of the data management, including maintenance of a web-based data warehouse and the administration of a statewide consumer survey.
  

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Grantee: TEA COALITION, INC. Clinton, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014408
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
The grantee will: (1) reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults by addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promote factors to minimize the risk of substance abuse; (2) establish and strengthen citizen participation and collaboration among communities, nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support community efforts to deliver effective substance use prevention strategies for youth; (3) use the Strategic Prevention Framework of evidence based prevention strategies to assess needs, build capacity, plan, implement and evaluate community prevention initiatives; and (4) assess and report on the effectiveness of community prevention initiatives to reduce age of onset of any drug use, frequency of use in the past 30 days, increased perception of risk or harm, and increased perception of disapproval of use by peers and adults.
  
Grantee: ARKANSAS STATE DEPT OF HLTH & HUMAN SVCS Little Rock, AR
Program: Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants SP011211
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $2,332,000
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2010
Arkansas was awarded a State Incentive Planning and Development Grant (SIPDG) in October, 2003 to enhance the capacity and collaboration of State agencies to provide a comprehensive, outcome -and research-based prevention system, comprising state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation components to ensure sustainability and effective services. Building on lessons learned from its SIPDG, Arkansas successful won a five-year Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG in July 2005. The purpose of the Arkansas SPF SIG is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse through the lifespan; reduce substance abuse-related problems in communities; and build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the State and community levels. The major effort in building community capacity has resulted from State Incentive Grant funds supporting the training of local coalitions. Additionally, under the direction of Governor Mike Huckabee, and building upon the SIPDG Advisory Committee, Arkansas established an expanded Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from the Governor's Office and approximately 30 State agencies and other prevention stakeholders. The Data Collection and Needs Assessment component of the Arkansas SPF SIG is designed to provide State agencies and local coalitions with the infrastructure and supporting data needed to conduct annual State and local community prevention needs assessments, creating a continuum of community resources, capacity, and readiness. The State is currently developing a SPF SIG State strategic prevention plan, using data for planning and making informed decisions to ensure that the State and communities develop an effective and sustainable prevention system.
  
Grantee: CREATIVE ACTION NETWORK FOR YOUTH Fayetteville, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP011298
Congressional District: AR-03
FY 2007 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
  
Grantee: HARBOR HOUSE, INC. Fort Smith, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012358
Congressional District: AR-03
FY 2007 Funding: $98,340
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
  
Grantee: HUNTSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT Huntsville, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012398
Congressional District: AR-03
FY 2007 Funding: $99,910
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
  
Grantee: TREE OF LIFE PREVENTIVE HLTH MAINTENANCE Fort Smith, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014330
Congressional District: AR-03
FY 2007 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
The grantee will: (1) reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults by addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promote factors to minimize the risk of substance abuse; (2) establish and strengthen citizen participation and collaboration among communities, nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support community efforts to deliver effective substance use prevention strategies for youth; (3) use the Strategic Prevention Framework of evidence based prevention strategies to assess needs, build capacity, plan, implement and evaluate community prevention initiatives; and (4) assess and report on the effectiveness of community prevention initiatives to reduce age of onset of any drug use, frequency of use in the past 30 days, increased perception of risk or harm, and increased perception of disapproval of use by peers and adults.
  
Grantee: COMMUNITY RESOURCE AGENCY Pine Bluff, AR
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012397
Congressional District: AR-04
FY 2007 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
  

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MED SCIS LTL ROCK Little Rock, AR
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI017763
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2009
Substance abuse is a critical problem among urban and rural adolescents in America and is associated with poor school performance, criminal justice involvement, high-risk sexual behaviors, and escalation to more severe drug use. Recent surveys indicate that adolescents in the Arkansas Delta, which is part of the larger Mississippi River Delta region, are initiating substance use at ages comparable to or younger than the rest of the state and nation. Yet the Arkansas Delta-impoverished, rural, and primarily African-American has no formal substance abuse treatment facilities, services, or providers. To address the problem and needs of this region, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas are partnering to offer a community-based treatment program in the Arkansas Delta for high risk, primarily African-American adolescents ages 12-18 years. During the next three-years, participants will include 180 adolescents residing in Phillips and Lee Counties - two contiguous counties of the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta-who meet criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD). A majority of these adolescents will also meet criteria for a co-occuring mental health disorder, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or oppositional defiant or conduct disorders. The program-Delta Positive Reinforcement of Minors to Increase Self Esteem (Delta PROMISE)-will promote the adolescent's positive development, competency, and coping skills, rather than focus only on his or her problem behaviors.
  
Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MED SCIS LTL ROCK Little Rock, AR
Program: Pregnant/Post-Partum Women TI018332
Congressional District: AR-02
FY 2007 Funding: $474,907
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2009
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) proposes to collaborate with multiple partners to expand the capacity of the UAMS/Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education, and Services (Arkansas CARES) to provide evidence-based services to low-income pregnant and postpartum women with a substance abuse disorder or co-occurring substance abuse disorder and mental illness, and their families, including children and partners. The three goals of the project are: (1) Increase accessibility to treatment services for the target population, particularly women who may be impacted by "Garrett's Law"; (2) Improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women and their families through the provision of a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based services; and (3) Sustain the expanded and enhanced services after the end of SAMHSA grant funding. Multiple strategies will be used to increase accessibility and availability of treatment to the target population. UAMS will expand the existing residential treatment program to add an additional 10 family treatment slots and to include pretreatment outreach and case management to the target population. To improve family outcomes through the use of evidence-based interventions, UAMS will enhance the existing comprehensive residential treatment services with the Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (lDDT) model to more fully address the needs of dually diagnosed women and their families. Outcomes from this project will be used to apply for public/private individual and joint funding opportunities among substance abuse, mental health, child welfare, and dependency-neglect agencies in central Arkansas. UAMS proposes serving 40 new pregnant and postpartum women each year and providing supportive services to those women after residential treatment for up to 3 years.
  
Grantee: DECISION POINT Springdale, AR
Program: Homeless Addictions Treatment TI016616
Congressional District: AR-03
FY 2007 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2010
Decision Point will serve a target population of homeless individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness in northwest Arkansas. Using evidenced-based approach, Decision Point will provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment services across a full continuum of care. This project includes a strong process and outcome evaluation, and evaluation results will be used to advocate for long-term sustainability of services for the target population.
  
Grantee: JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE CARE SYSTEM Pine Bluff, AR
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018653
Congressional District: AR-04
FY 2007 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
As a Community Health Center, JCCSI provides and makes provisions for comprehensive primary care services which include: medical, dental, mental health, social services, immunizations, women's health, family planning, outreach, enrollment for ARKids and Medicaid, case management, patient transportation, cancer screenings (breast, cervical, prostrate, and colorectal), translation services, diagnostic laboratory, x-ray, disease prevention, health promotion, HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment, tobacco cessation, nutrition, and education. Consequently, patients in this project who receive outreach and pretreatment services will be referred and linked to medical and ancillary support services. Additional services provided include substance abuse screenings, assessments, legal assistance referrals, utility assistance referrals, support groups (HIV infected/affected clients), recovery support groups, vocational training referrals, family support services via referral, and referrals to HIV clinical trials, consumer advisory board, continuous quality improvement activities, and patient advocacy. Also, JCCSI will provide outreach and pretreatment services (educational literature to support behavior change, facilitate access to drug treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling services, and other medical and social services at JCCSI) in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services to women; men who inject drugs, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and at-risk non-injecting MSMs; and persons released from prison within the past 2 years. The project will serve African-American and Hispanic residents in Pulaski, Jefferson, Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Lonoke, Prairie, and Lincoln counties.
  

Last Update: 9/24/2008