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SAMHSA Grant Awards By State FY 2010
Discretionary Funds in Detail - Texas

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Grantee: TEXAS COLLEGE Tyler, TX
Program: Campus Suicide SM058475
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2011
Create a crisis response plan including response to suicides attempts or death by suicide. Conduct the Suicide Prevention Exposure, Awareness and Knowledge Survey. Develop and conduct educational seminars to include information on suicide prevention, identification, reduction of risk factors, depression, and substance abuse, promote help seeking and reducing the stigma of care for mental and behavioral health. Create a local college-based hotline and promote linkage to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK. Conduct a Social Marketing Media Campaign that will address warning signs of suicide, describe risk and protective factors, symptoms of depression and substance of abuse, promote help seeking behavior, and reduce the stigma of seeking care for mental and behavioral health problems.
  
Grantee: CROCKETT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Crockett, TX
Program: Prevention Practices in Schools SM060310
Congressional District: TX-06
FY 2010 Funding: $99,912
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 08/31/2015
Crockett Independent School District (Crockett, Texas) is proposing to implement the Crockett Elementary Good Behavior Game initiative, which will target Crockett Elementary School. Crockett Elementary is a school-wide Title I school that serves an ethnically diverse population of 517 students. Approximately 79% of Crockett Elementary School students qualify for free or reduced lunch. About 44% of our students are Black; about 43% are White; and about 11% are Hispanic/Latino. More than onethird of Crockett residents live below the poverty level (compared to 15.4% for the State of Texas). According to County Health Rankings, Houston County - where Crockett is located - ranks 188 out of 221 Texas counties in the Health Outcomes map. The Crockett Elementary Good Behavior Game (CEGBG) will be implemented in both first and second grade classrooms at Crockett Elementary. The purpose of CEGBG is to decrease aggressive and disruptive behaviors among targeted students while increasing student social and academic success without costing additional instructional time.
  
Grantee: SERVICE OF EMERGENCY AID RESOURCE CENTER Houston, TX
Program: Supportive Housing SM059193
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $399,812
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
Partners at Independence Heights will provide supportive services including intensive case
management, mental health services, substance abuse treatment and life skills to 117 residents annually. Evidence-based practices to be used are the Transtheoretical Model, Motivational Interviewing, and SOAR. The population will be persons who are chronically homeless and have mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Residents are currently living in two subsidized permanent housing programs with limited or no supportive services for this sub-population. As units turn over referrals will come from Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston's Jail Inreach Project. Over the five year grant period the project will serve 185 unduplicated persons.

  
Grantee: CENTER FOR SUCCESS AND INDEPENDENCE, INC Houston, TX
Program: Community TX & Service Ctrs of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative SM059528
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $380,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2012
The Center for Success and Independence, Inc., through the Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (SAFE) Project, will provide trauma informed screening, assessment, and treatment services for adolescents, ages 12-17, involved in the juvenile justice system in Harris County, TX. The SAFE project will implement new trauma focused practices in its residential program and foster systems change in the Harris County juvenile justice system through consensus building, training, and technical assistance. SAFE will: provide screening for PTSD in 220 adolescents at Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJP), provide trauma informed assessment and residential treatment featuring Dialectical Behavior Therapy to 64 adolescents, provide treatment in at least one new trauma-focused intervention to 42 adolescents in the Center's residential program, and provide training to HCJP providers.
  
Grantee: MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC. Houston, TX
Program: Primary Care & Behavioral Health Integration SM059742
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2014
Montrose Counseling Center (MCC) will improve the health status of at least 203 medically indigent adult consumers receiving treatment for serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse by integrating screening, comprehensive assessment, psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment with primary care services, clinical case management, and health/wellness education in Montrose and 5th Ward, Houston, TX. Primary care services will be co-located through an MOU with Legacy Community Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center. A Clinical Case Manager will strategize care with consumers beyond the initial treatment, providing referrals for specialized care, psychiatric needs, and securing additional benefits.
  
Grantee: HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Houston, TX
Program: Prevention Practices in Schools SM060290
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $99,848
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The overall purpose of the project is to bring Good Behavior Game (GBG), a classroom-based behavior management strategy, into general practice in HISD while maintaining high quality fidelity of implementation. By providing first and second grade teachers a tested strategy, we aim to reduce aggressive, disruptive behavior in the early grades and to create productive learning environments. There are three goals for this project: (1) provide 1st and 2nd grade teachers a tested strategy for classroom-based behavior management; (2) decrease aggressive, disruptive behavior in 1st and 2nd grade classrooms; and (3) develop district capacity to maintain and support GBG with fidelity over time. Measurable objectives for goal (1) will be: (a) by the end of the project period, at least 85% of the classroom teachers will report the use of GBG strategies greatly increased time on task for students as measured by self report and surveys; and (b) by the end of the project period at least 20% of the teachers surveyed will state they chose to remain at the school because of better student behavior.
  
Grantee: TEXAS STATE DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES Austin, TX
Program: Youth Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention - Cooperative Agreement State-Sponsored SM059174
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Texas Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP) project activities include: primary care initiative for youth in military families; best practice based gatekeeper curriculum; integration of suicide prevention in juvenile probation and education systems; and public awareness for college students through social marketing. The project will be statewide andtarget youth at higher risk of suicide and attempts through education/health/mental health/juvenile justice and social service systems that work with these populations. Goals of the project are to broaden the public's awareness of youth suicide, its risk factors and prevention; increase community capacity to identify and refer youth at higher risk of suicide and suicide attempts; and develop and implement a community-based youth suicideprevention program serving high risk youth and families in the military. Measurable objectives are to increase public knowledge of youth suicide, its risk factors and best practices for prevention; increase the number of gatekeepers in schools, juvenile justice and other community settings serving youth with higher rates of suicide; and increase the number of youth in military families who receive suicicide prevention program serving high risk youth and families in the military. Measurable objectives are to increase public knowledge of youth suicide, its risk factors and best practices for prevention; increase the number of gatekeepers in schools, juvenile justice and other community settings serving youth with higher rates of suicide; and increase the number of youth in military families who receive suicide prevention and mental health screening, referreferrals, treatment and follow-up. Strategies include an annual symposium, bilingual education materials in a variety of media, prevention and postvention toolkit, nonproprietary gatekeeper development and training, model protocols, social marketing, and screening, assessment, referral and follow-up.
  
Grantee: TEXAS STATE DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES Austin, TX
Program: Jail Diversion SM059271
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $394,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
Texas will pilot a jail diversion and trauma recovery program that prioritizes veterans in Bexar County. The County has a full range of diversion strategies already in place and will determine the optimum intercept point along the continuum from arrest to specialized courts. The pilot program will use the Seeking Safety model of trauma treatment and estimates diverting and treating 180 persons per year. If successful, two additional pilot sites, Harris and Nueces Counties will be next in line to implement trauma focused diversion programs.
  
Grantee: AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY MH-MR CENTER Austin, TX
Program: Primary Care & Behavioral Health Integration-Prevention Trust Grants SM059725
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $494,900
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2014
The Austin Travis County MHMR Center (ATCMHMR) in collaboration with the local FQHC "CommUnityCare" have developed a strategic response to focus on the health care needs of individuals with severe mental disorders, substance use disorder and chronic disease. The goals for the project are: Goal 1. To improve access to primary care; Goal 2. To improve early identification of serious, chronic diseases while improving prevention and knowledge of wellness planning for persons with serious mental health disorders; Goal 3. To evaluate and measure project accountability and impact; Goal 4. To reduce early mortality among people with serious mental illness by 10 years over the next 10 years.
  
Grantee: TRAVIS CNTY DOM VIOL/SEX ASSAULT SUR CTR Austin, TX
Program: SAMHSA Conference Grants SM059749
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $43,333
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2011
The conference will bring together approximately 65 advocates, researchers, and treatment providers to exchange ideas and recommendations for increasing service capacity for culturally sensitive and trauma informed treatment and recovery support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to improve access to trauma informed services. The meeting will be convened at Safe Place in Austin Texas during the Spring, 2011.
  
Grantee: TEXAS STATE DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES Austin, TX
Program: State Data Infrastructure Grants SM059972
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $132,927
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS) will utilize funds received from the State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants for Quality Improvement (State DIGs) to improve the collection of the Uniform Reporting System (URS) measures. The National Outcome Measures (NOMs) are included in the URS, and are a required element of the Mental Health Block Grant.

Up to this point the DSHS has been successful in developing the data infrastructure within substance abuse and mental health program services needed to support the annual reporting of the URS tables. Currently, multiple sources are utilized for reporting, and a unified data warehousing system is necessary for the timely and accurate reporting of data in support of the NOMs and the Mental Health Block Grant. The continued development and refinement of a Web-based system for client-level data submission, management and reporting is essential. This system will integrate all community mental health and substance abuse databases into one system that provides a clearer picture of clients and will lead to improvements in services and reporting for Texas and local mental health data. Gathering and analyzing comprehensive client and service data will help provide a view of mental health and substance abuse services, and present a complete and accurate electronic treatment history for clients. The availability of DIG funds would be utilized to assess capabilities for reporting at the client level for five NOMs, and the continued production of the URS Tables. Funding would also be utilized for the continued development of system of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) which would support the reporting of client level data for the five NOMs and well as other key indicators such as veteran's status.
  
Grantee: TEXAS FED/FAMILIES FOR CHLDRNS MNTL HLTH Converse, TX
Program: Statewide Family Networks SM059869
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $70,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Texas Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH) network is comprised of seasoned and knowledgeable youth and family leaders that make up the statewide family-run, non-profit Children's Mental Health Network. There are 6 key geographic areas represented in Texas with skilled family leaders promoting the expansion of services, supports, knowledge, awareness and evidence-based practices for children and youth with emotional disturbance and their families. The Texas Family Network serves youth with emotional and mental health needs and their families and has been funded by SAMHSA for 16 years. Youth and family involvement concepts are in place in Texas, thus the network is paying specific attention to promoting practices that are initiated, guided and driven by youth and their families. The network is integrated throughout the state and reaches 3,000 youth and families annually with a projected target of 9,000 over the next 36 months.
  
Grantee: MENTAL HLTH MNTL RETARDATION TARRANT CO Fort Worth, TX
Program: Child Mental Health Initiative SM058512
Congressional District: TX-12
FY 2010 Funding: $1,724,220
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2014
Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County (MHMRTC) in partnership with the state of Texas, families, child serving providers, advocates and community leaders will develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated system-of-care, Hand in Hand: Planting Seeds for Healthy Families, targeting young children (ages 0-6) with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) in five north Texas counties: Palo Pinto, Parker, Hood, Johnson and Tarrant (excluding the service area of the established system-of-care in Fort Worth, Texas). Responding to the state's call for system reform for this population, this project will create a seamless array of services to counter identified statewide system gaps and barriers: including insufficient financial means for families to pay for treatment for children; lack of effective, community-based services and family supports; lack of public understanding about mental health disorders in children; a need to focus on prevention and intervention services to treat children when problems first appear and are most responsive to treatment; and lack of culturally competent services, tailored to address the diversity of Texas families.
  
Grantee: MENTAL HLTH MNTL RETARDATION TARRANT CO Fort Worth, TX
Program: Supportive Housing SM059156
Congressional District: TX-12
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The purpose of Project LINK is to provide appropriate evidence-based treatment and supportive services to 30 chronically homeless individuals, at any one time, in supportive housing with serious and persistent mental health and co-occurring disorders in order to reduce the emerging problem of chronic homelessness, help fill gaps in the service system, and improve housing status, sobriety and quality of life for the target population. This program will utilize a consumer-centered recovery-oriented evidence-based service delivery model, Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), guiding treatment goals and objectives related to community living, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery for the target population. Project LINK will serve an annual unduplicated count of 30 the first year and 20 for years 2 through 5. The five year total to be served is 110 individual clients with grant funds. The number in service at any one time will be 30.
  
Grantee: ALIVIANE, INC. El Paso, TX
Program: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Treatment Centers (2007) SM058195
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2011
The proposed Aliviane Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center will be located in the city and county of El Paso, Texas. The CTS Center will work collaboratively with community and national partners to create a trauma-informed community and an array of research based services and activities. The purpose of this application is to increase children's safety, relieve their symptoms that result from exposure to complex trauma, improve social competence and emotion management, alter developmental trajectories in a healthy direction, and foster healthy primary attachment relationships. The target population to receive services through the proposed CTS Center is 150 children and 100 adolescents exposed to complex trauma, including emotional abuse, severe neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnessing family or community violence. The clinical treatment approaches and trauma- informed service approaches proposed by Aliviane are:

o Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT),
o Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Training (CARE), and
o Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence [ARC]
  
Grantee: ALIVIANE, INC. El Paso, TX
Program: LAUNCH - Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health SM060281
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $650,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Aliviane, Inc. and its project partners, through "El Paso Project LAUNCH" will develop and implement a comprehensive Young Child Wellness System to serve the wellness needs of children in El Paso County, Texas ages birth through 8 years. In the first year of the project, a local Young Child Wellness Council will be formed, with the membership consisting of partner agencies, area stakeholders, parents representing the population of focus, and others committed to bringing about system change, developing strong and formal inter-agency collaboration and coordination, and forming a comprehensive network of young child wellness services. The youth to be served through El Paso Project LAUNCH consists of young children age 0 through 8. The overwhelming majority of the population to be served by this project will be Hispanic children living in a U.S./Mexico border community. It is projected that the majority of the clients to be served through the project will be living at or below poverty level. The project will serve at least 40 children and their families during the first project year, and 172 clients and families in each of the second through fifth years, for a total of 728 clients and families. Services will include developmental assessments in primary care and other settings, in home parent training and home visits, integration of mental health services into primary care, case management, mental health therapy, family strengthening, support service referrals, and "wraparound" support services.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF HARRIS Houston, TX
Program: Child Mental Health Initiative SM057024
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults (HCPS), in collaboration with Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJPD), Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County, family groups, and various community and state health department partners, proposes to create a single, integrated family driven and culturally/linguistically competent system of care for Harris County, Texas, youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED) and their families. To achieve that goal, these partners will collaborate with other local family groups and numerous public and nonprofit organizations that develop and expand a family driven and youth guided SOC using wraparound processes. HCPS TRIAD Prevention Program will provide administrative and fiscal management of the Harris County Alliance for Children and Families, our local system of care. Building upon the multi-agency Harris County Alliance for Children and Families collaborative successes and lessons learned since 2000, we will continue to promote major systems transformations.
  
Grantee: DEPELCHIN CHILDREN'S CENTER Houston, TX
Program: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Treatment Centers (2007) SM058759
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2012
DePelchin Children's Center has designed the DePelchin Child Trauma Program (DCTP) to mobilize Houston/Gulf Coast communities to comprehensively and cohesively help children and families address and overcome the unwanted effects of trauma. The DCTP has three target populations for which appropriate trauma informed services will be provided: (1) Children and families impacted by the effects of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; (2) Children affected by trauma and in need of trauma informed and trauma focused treatment including referral to culturally adapted services; (3) Children and families of military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. The DCTP will bring community leaders serving the target populations together to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Children will be served through DCC's outpatient, school, and community based services.
  
Grantee: CHANGE HAPPENS! Houston, TX
Program: Supportive Housing SM059091
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $309,447
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The Services To Aid In Retaining Housing (STAIRS) Program will provide services to chronically homeless, unaccompanied women, 18 and older, with a serious mental illness or a co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorder who has either been continuously homeless for at least one year or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. The purpose of the RESCUE In Motion-Permanent Housing Program is to retain chronically homeless women with a disabling condition in stable, permanent housing, as well as, reduce psychiatric symptoms. The STAIRS Program will serve 20 unduplicated women on an annual basis and 100 over the lifetime of the project.
  
Grantee: LUBBOCK REGIONAL MTL HLTH & MTL RET CTR Lubbock, TX
Program: Primary Care & Behavioral Health Integration SM059678
Congressional District: TX-19
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2014
Lubbock Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center (LRMHMRC) will work with the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center (Combest Health Center), a federally qualified health center, to develop a new clinic where primary care is fully integrated into LRMHMRC outpatient psychiatric services, using the Chronic Care Model to guide the collaborative process. The project objectives will be to provide fully-integrated primary care to at least 850 people in the first year, 1,000 in the second, 1,150 in the third, and 1,300 in the fourth year of the project, with Medicaid and Medicare payments for services increasingly supporting the project and sustaining the services in the future. At least 200 health and wellness groups will be provided annually.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF HALE Plainview, TX
Program: Child Mental Health Initiative SM058507
Congressional District: TX-19
FY 2010 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2014
The Rural Children's Initiative is a collaborative endeavor of Hale County and the Llano Estacado Alliance for Families (LEAF). LEAF is an alliance of youth, families, mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and faith- and community-based partners involving one rural and ten frontier West Texas counties. We will reap the seeds we have sown as a Texas Integrated Funding Initiative and a Texas Mental Health Transformation Grant community collaborative. We will cultivate these existing efforts to create an accessible, community-based, seamless, culturally competent, family-driven, and youth-guided system of care for families with children impacted by serious emotional and behavioral disorders. The initiative will serve families with children and young people, ages 5 to 21, living in a vast geographic area that has a low population density, a majority Hispanic population, and high levels of poverty
  
Grantee: CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES San Antonio, TX
Program: Supportive Housing SM059090
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
Center for Health Care Services seeks to interrupt and reverse the revolving door of symptom acuity and chronic homelessness among individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders by closing existing service gaps in integrated treatment, consistent psychiatric assistance, specialized case management and peer support, thereby enhancing recovery, housing retention, quality of life and the overall system of care. The over-arching goal of the project is to help chronically homeless adults with co-occurring disorders achieve recovery, permanent housing and an improved quality of life. The project proposes to assist 22 clients per year with supportive housing and integrated treatment services.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Community TX & Service Ctrs of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative SM057250
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The purpose of the Border Traumatic Stress Response project is to continue the process of fostering the development of trauma-informed systems of care in Webb County and in targeted child service systems in the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas. The project will serve 100 youth per year for a total of 300 youth. The target population for this project is children and adolescents ages 12 to 17 with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma who are receiving residential substance abuse treatment at SCAN and Webb County children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 who have experienced a traumatic event and who will receive outpatient trauma treatment. The target population is composed almost entirely of first generation Mexican Americans or Mexican immigrants who are bilingual or primarily Spanish speaking. The targeted geographic area is Webb County located along the Texas Mexico border, the Rio Grande Valley, and the state of Texas.

  
Grantee: FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES, INC. Austin, TX
Program: Supportive Housing SM059067
Congressional District: TX-25
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The Health Options for Moving toward Empowerment (HOME) Project in Travis County, Texas will replicate the evidence-based Housing First practice model to serve chronically homeless unaccompanied adults. Project goals include a) increasing access to the mental health and substance abuse treatment services b) improving the availability of mental health and substance abuse treatment services c) stabilizing and improving lives d) expanding Travis county 's chronically homeless adults 'social support networks e) connecting chronically homeless unaccompanied adults to the resources they need in Travis County and f) improving and expanding the local continuum of care for chronically homeless unaccompanied adults in Travis County. The HOME Project will serve 30 to 40 individuals annually and 160 unduplicated) chronically homeless adults over the 5-year project period.
  
Grantee: CONTACT CRISIS LINE Dallas, TX
Program: Suicide Prevention - Crisis Center Follow Up SM060205
Congressional District: TX-32
FY 2010 Funding: $60,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
CONTACT Crisis Line (CONTACT) plans to implement effective suicide prevention follow-up and outreach to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) callers and to all others who report suicidal thoughts. Such follow-up is recommended by NSPL because research has shown that a large number of suicidal callers experience some recurrence of suicidal ideation within a short period after the initial call. At the same time, few of these callers pursue the referrals they receive on the initial call.
  

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Grantee: EAST TEXAS CNCL ON ALC AND DRUG ABUSE Longview, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012357
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2013
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: SPECIAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR TEXAS, INC Longview, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015206
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
In collaboration with other community organizations and agencies, Special Health Resources for Texas will implement the Gorgeous African-American and Latina Sisters (GAALS) project targeting at-risk minority women. In addition to providing evidence-base substance abuse prevention and HIV prevention interventions, the project will conduct HIV testing, counseling and referral. The coalition of community stakeholders will develop a Strategic Prevention Plan under the Strategic Prevention Framework.
  
Grantee: SPECIAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR TEXAS, INC Longview, TX
Program: HIV-Ready-to-Respond Initiative SP016451
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The purpose of the Special Health Resources for Texas (SHRT) project is to support an array of activities into an already developed solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible science-based substance abuse and HIV prevention services. SHRT has a positive history of providing evidence-based prevention services to hard-to-reach populations residing in East Texas. In particular, SHRT implemented a highly successful community-level CSAP initiative under MAI entitled CHAMPS. CHAMPS is a compendium of community-level public and private non-profit entities collaborating to prevent and reduce onset of substance abuse and tranmission of HIV/AIDS with the population of focus being at-risk Black, Latino or Hispanic adolescents reporting disproportionately high rates of HIV infection in East Texas.
  
Grantee: ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE CN/DEEP EAST TEXAS Lufkin, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012122
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
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: COALITION, INC. Lufkin, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP016258
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2011
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: SISTER CMNTIES CNCL ON ALC/DRUG ABUS Tyler, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012096
Congressional District: TX-01
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
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: LEON COUNTY COMMUNITY COALITION Buffalo, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012057
Congressional District: TX-06
FY 2010 Funding: $99,428
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
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: MONTROSE COUNSELING CENTER, INC. Houston, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015106
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Montrose Counseling Center (MCC) will utilize the Community PROMISE intervention to reduce substance abuse and other HIV risk behaviors among at least 75 adult African American MSMs per year for a total of 375 participants for the total five-year period targeting zip codes 77002, 77003, 77004, 77006, 77007, 77016, 77019, 77022, 77026, 77028, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77057, 77088, 77091, 77092 but serving all of Houston, Harris County, TX.
  
Grantee: HIGHER DIMENSION CHURCH Houston, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014900
Congressional District: TX-09
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
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: FUNDACION LATINO AMERCANA CONTRA EL SIDA Houston, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015082
Congressional District: TX-09
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Fundacion Latino American EL SIDA (FLAS) proposes to implement Suenos, Esperanzas, y Retos Latinos ("Latino Dreams, Hopes and Goals") or SER Latinos, targets low-acculturated Latino young adults (ages 18-24) in the Greater Gulfton area of southwest Houston, Texas. SER Latino will use the Popular Opinion Leader HIV prevention intervention, the Project Towards No Drug Abuse substance abuse prevention intervention, and peer support groups to lower HIV rates and substance use in this area.
  
Grantee: HIGHER DIMENSION CHURCH Houston, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015091
Congressional District: TX-09
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Higher Dimension Youth Empowerment Program (HDYEP) serves the Harris County (Westwood) Community which is 42% African-American and 41% Hispanic. Although African-Americans make up 20% of the greater Houston population, they account for more than half (51%) of reported AIDS cases and 65% of all HIV diagnoses. Seventy-five percent (75%) of adolescents ages 13-19 who were diagnosed with HIV since 1999 were African-American.

Through a process of cultural immersion, the goal of HDYEP is to collaborate with credentialed service providers, area HIV planning and anti-drug commissions, and youth-serving organizations to reconfigure the way 150 African-American adolescents age 12-17 think about health and well-being and enhance the development of protective factors that would help adolescents to engage in and/or sustain behavior that will reduce or prevent the onset of substance abuse or transmission of HIV/AIDS. The objective of the HDYEP Project is to utilize cost-effective, evidence-based practices that will help adolescents adopt/internalize values and attitudes that are antithetical to risk-taking, life threatening conduct and that will: 1)Increase abstinence from drug use/alcohol abuse and unsafe sex practices; 2)Provide African-American adolescents age 12-17 with culturally competent HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention information, resources and materials in naturalistic settings that increase retention in treatment; 3)Decrease criminal justice involvement; 4)Increase access to SA/HIV prevention/intervention services; 5) Increase employability and decrease school-related misconduct (unexcused absences, suspensions, expulsions); and 6) Enhance social connectedness and parent communication.
  
Grantee: FUNDACION LATINO AMERICANA CONTRA SIDA Houston, TX
Program: HIV-Ready-to-Respond Initiative SP016399
Congressional District: TX-09
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Fundacion Latino Contra El Sida proposes Project Colores Latinos (PCL), one of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Minority AIDS Initiative programs. Project Colores Latinos (PCL) will serve young (18-30) Latino men who have sex with men (YLMSM) residing in the greater Gulfton neighborhood of SW Houston, Texas.
  
Grantee: AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN, INC. Austin, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention - Cohort 8 SP014945
Congressional District: TX-10
FY 2010 Funding: $329,666
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
AIDS Services of Austin's Project Fresh Start will provide substance abuse and HIV prevention services to African-American men and women in Travis County who have been released from prison or jail within the past two years. The project will also provide services to the sexual and drug use partners of this population. The intervention will include community outreach, case management and Protocol Based Counseling for HIV testing services.

All program activities will be implemented using evidence-based interventions (EBIs) appropriate for the target population. The project will use the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Community Outreach Model, Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment-Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 27 as guidance for case management and Protocol Based Counseling for HIV testing. 9,315 people will be served during the grant period.
  
Grantee: ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE COUNCIL/CONCHO VALLEY San Angelo, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014753
Congressional District: TX-11
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
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: MENTAL HLTH MNTL RETARDATION TARRANT CO Fort Worth, TX
Program: HIV-Ready-to-Respond Initiative SP016403
Congressional District: TX-12
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Mental Health Mental retardation of Tarrant County - Addiction Services Division (MHMRTC-Ads) is partnering with Texas Re-Entry Services (TRS) to expand and enhance HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and substance abuse prevention services to audlt ethnic/racial minorities in Tarrant, Johnson, Parker and Hood counties. The outreach team will use the evidence-based NIDA Community-Based Outreach model and it will be aimed at men who have sex with men (MSM), individuals re-entering the community from jails or prisons, or high risk heterosexuals (HRH).
  
Grantee: MENTAL HLTH MNTL RETARDATION TARRANT CO Fort Worth, TX
Program: Capacity Building Initiative SP017293
Congressional District: TX-12
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The purpose fo the project is reduc HIV/AIDS risk and substance abuse among at risk racial/ethnic minority college students ages 18-24 in six major colleges and universities in Texas. By delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science interventions, including NIDA's Community Based Outreach Model and the Protocol Based Counseling Model, to provide: outreach, education, adn HIV/SA testing and counseling.
  
Grantee: IMPACT FUTURES! DRUG FREE CMTY COALITION Amarillo, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP017208
Congressional District: TX-13
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The Impact Futures! Drug Free Community Coalition services Amarillo, TX, an urban area with a population of 187,236.

The goals of the Coalition are: (1) establish and strengthen collaboration among Impact Futures! Drug Free Community Coalition's partner organizations in support of the community's effort to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth; and (2) reduce substance abuse among youth in Amarillo, TX, and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the issues in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

The Coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies:
(1) Strengthen expressions of community norms against underage use.
(2) Reduce availability of alcohol to minors by ensuring enforcement of laws as they pertain to the sale of alcohol to minors by retailers and premises.
(3) Review and recommend school board and city policies related to youth substance use.
  
Grantee: CLEAR CREEK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT League City, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP011356
Congressional District: TX-14
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2014
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: VALLEY AIDS COUNCIL Harlingen, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015208
Congressional District: TX-15
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Community PROMISE Too was strategically developed to address an array of activities in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective substance abuse prevention and related services. Specifically, this project is a compendium of community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities collaborating in this project to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV and hepatitis among a traditionally Latino population reporting a high reentry rate in Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
  
Grantee: ARANSAS CNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Rockport, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP013812
Congressional District: TX-15
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2011
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: UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF EL PASO El Paso, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012065
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
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: UNITED WAY OF HOOD COUNTY, INC. Granbury, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP016603
Congressional District: TX-17
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The goals of the Coalition are: (1) establish and strengthen collaboration among Hood County Substance Abuse Council's partner organizations in support of the community's effort to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth; and (2) reduce substance abuse among youth in Hood County, TX, and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the issues in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

The Coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies:

(1) Enhance access and reduce barriers to services for substance abusing youth.
(2) Change consequences regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by youth.
(3) Change of physical designs and policies to decrease youth substance abuse.

  
Grantee: COALITION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES Houston, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014783
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
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: POSITIVE EFFORTS, INC. Houston, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP014986
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Positive Efforts Inc and Bee Busy Inc have partnered to create the SHADES Initiative which proposes to implement evidence-based interventions designed to effect behavior change & decrease the prevalence of HIV and substance abuse in African American women in Northwest (approximately 15 square miles to include Greater Inwood & Acreas Homes) & Southwest (approximately 16 square miles to include Fondren Southwest and Bissonnet) Houston. The initiative will provide non-traditional outreach to identify and refer African American Women, ages 25 to 44, into SISTA or VOICES interventions, HIV testing, refer clients into substance-abuse treatment and follow-up to ensure client success.
  
Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR SAN ANT San Antonio, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP014968
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Teen Reach is a substance abuse and HIV prevention project of the University of Texas Health Science Center that will be designed under the Strategic Prevention Framework by the Teen Reach Advisory Board to provide individual and environmental prevention services to Hispanic adolescents at two charter schools and one alternative high school in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The project will also provide HIV testing and referrals as appropriate for Hepatitis testing, mental health services and treatment for substance abuse HIV. Additional outcomes expected include reducing risk for other sexually transmitted diseases (SDTs) and enhancing school performance, psycho-social functioning and emotional well-being.
  
Grantee: HOPE ACTION CARE San Antonio, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015029
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Hope Action Care (HAC) in cooperation agreement with Mujeres Unidas Contra El SIDA (Mujeres) and Meyers, Villa & Association have developed strategy resulting in this proposal for an integrated Minority SA/HIV Prevention Initiative. The purpose of this proposal project is to support an array of activities in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible science-based substance abuse and HIV prevention services to minority reentry populations, primarily high risk Latinos and African American adults 21 and older in San Antonio, TX.
  
Grantee: HOPE ACTION CARE San Antonio, TX
Program: Capacity Building Initiative SP018114
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Hope Action Care (HAC) is proposing an integrated substance abuse (SA) and HIV prevention effort for the population of focus being racial/ethnic minority young adults, ages 18-24. This population will be from two institutions in the San Antonio area, The Alamo Community College District (ACCD) and San Antonio Housing Authority. HAC is proposing Project Learning, Opportunities and Linking (LOL), a compendium-level domestic public and private non-profit entities collaborating in this project to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among the population of focus that is disparately affected by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.
  
Grantee: TEXANS STANDING TALL Austin, TX
Program: Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants SP016381
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $50,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2013
TST- STOP ACT project serves the entire State of TX with a total population of 23,728,510, the bulk of which resides in metropolitan areas. The State's minority population of 12.2 M is predominantly Hispanic. TST effectively manages service to the vast regions of the state by organizing annual Regional Policy Forums in logical geographical centers across the state (Houston, Dallas, Lufkin, Austin, Midland, El Paso, and San Antonio). The clinical characteristics, recommended strategies and interventions, and current progress toward statewide coalition goals are summarized in the annual TST report Card. Underage alcohol use costs the State of TX more than 5.2 Billion annually. Alcohol is the primary drug of choice of all under-21 age groups, with average age of first use at 12.2 years. Although short and long-term trends show alcohol use decreasing among TX secondary students, 65.9% indicate lifetime use and 31.5% used in last 30 days. Among underage college students, 58% used in last 30 days, with 24% binge drinking. Both high school and college students report social access as primary source of alcohol (50-80% from friends, relatives, and parties). Texas consistently ranks highest in the nation for underage alcohol related traffic fatalities. To address these needs, TST has identified that education is needed on evidence-based environmental prevention strategies such as sobriety checkpoints, keg registration, alcohol excise tax increases, and increased awareness and enforcement of social host laws. TST analysis also indicates a critical need for more schools to participate in surveys collecting substance abuse trends and NOMs data. Preemption and biannual Legislative Sessions challenge progress toward successful interventions. Therefore, TST STOP Act Project objectives are (1) increase it ability to response to requests for information, training, and research; (2) capitalize on readiness developed through Regional Forums and develop skill sets in TX.
  
Grantee: INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HLTH AND EDUC RES New Braunfels, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP013480
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2015
The goals of the Coalition are: (1) establish and strengthen collaboration among Caring Community Coalition's partner organizations in support of the community's effort to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth; and (2) reduce substance abuse among youth in New Braunfels, TX, and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the issues in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

The Coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies:

(1) Increase public awareness through education.
(2) Target community norms that allow youth use of substances to continue.
(3) Change community policy to reduce access to substances by youth.

  
Grantee: BAY AREA COUNCIL ON DRUG & ALCOHOL, INC. Houston, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP014644
Congressional District: TX-22
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
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 ACTION PARTNERSHIP/PREVENTION Richmond, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012362
Congressional District: TX-22
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2013
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: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP012216
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 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 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: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015037
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
SCAN, Inc. will implement the Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) Prevention Project to address the issues of substance abuse (SA) and HIV among local minority Hispanic women (18 and over) in Webb, Zapata, and Starr Counties located in Southwest Texas. Through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SFP) process, SCAR will work with key stakeholders to prevent the occurrence of SA/HIV among this vulnerable population.

  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: HIV-Ready-to-Respond Initiative SP016406
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
SCAN, Inc. will implement the Ready-to-Respond prevention project to address the issues of substance abuse (SA) and HIV infection among local minority Hispanic females (18 and over) in Webb County, which is located in Southwest texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. SCAN will work with key stakeholders to prevent the occurrence of SA/HIV among this vulnerable population. Hispanic women are vulnerable to factors that place them at high-risk for substance abuse and HIV infection. The factors includes easy access to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, and sex-for-pay services in Mexico.
  
Grantee: DRUG PREVENTION RESOURCES, INC. Irving, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP013719
Congressional District: TX-24
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2011
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: KARNES COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION DEPT Karnes City, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP011523
Congressional District: TX-25
FY 2010 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2014
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: THE COASTAL BEND AIDS FOUNDATION Corpus Christi, TX
Program: Minority HIV Prevention SP015038
Congressional District: TX-27
FY 2010 Funding: $335,333
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
The Coastal Bend AIDS Foundation (CBAF), a non-profit AIDS Service Organization, has a positive history of providing evidence-based prevention services to hard-to-reach populations within its health service delivery area. CBAF is located in the State of Texas, a State with an AIDS case rate of 13.6 per 100,000. CBAF is proposing Project Brining Everyone Street Outreach Services (BESOS). BESOS was strategically developed to address an array of activities that assist in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services. Specifically, this project is a compendium of community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities collaborating in this project to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk Latino men having sex with men (MSM) populations reporting high rates of HIV infection in the Coastal Bend Area of Texas. This population is disparately affected by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. The proposed catchment area for Project BESOS is comprised of Aransas, Jim Wells, San Patricio, Kleberg and Nueces Counties.
NIDA Community Outreach Model will be utilized to conduct outreach to identify minority MSM populations at risk for SA and transmission of HIV. Screening for SA and HIV will be conducted, by Project BESOS staff. Project BESOS will provide clients with HIV Protocol-Based counseling (PBC).
PBC counseling will routinely be provided to participants being screened (before the administration of the rapid HIV test, during the waiting period and for preliminary results and after preliminary results has been provided).
  
Grantee: SAN ANTONIO FIGHTING BACK, INC. San Antonio, TX
Program: Capacity Building Initiative SP017315
Congressional District: TX-28
FY 2010 Funding: $299,999
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Project Hope is a partnership among San Antonio Fighting Back (SAFB), Black Effort Aganist the Treat of AIDS (BEAT AIDS) and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. SAFB aims to provie people with opportunities to create safe, healthy and caring communities. With over 20 years of experience addressing the root causes and symptons of drug-related crime, substance abuse, victimization, and violence that plague the communities. They are proposing to partner with the largest and oldest HIV Prevention agency top provide comprehensive communitywide SA, and HIV Preventiona and awareness services to young adults living in the Empowerment Zone in East San Antonio. The purpose of Project Hope is to utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework model to reduce SA and HIV risk behaviors among 18-24 year olds in the community through community awareness and direct intervention.
  
Grantee: GREATER DALLAS COUNCIL/ALCOHOL&DRG ABUSE Dallas, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP015788
Congressional District: TX-30
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
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: URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER DALLAS Dallas, TX
Program: HIV-Ready-to-Respond Initiative SP016416
Congressional District: TX-30
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
The League is a community-based organization. It provides core service programs in health, housing, education (adult and youth), training and employment including computer technology and specialized services to re-entry populations, seniors and youth in Dallas and adjacent counties. ULGD is proposing that two Evidence-based Practices, SISTA Project and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be integrated, adapted and modified within the Urban Health Solutions Program. The integration of CBT techniques into the SISTA program design will increase client participation in project activities, improve retention rates and ultimately improve client outcomes. The CBT model has been selected to meet the unique culture and social environments of African American women that reside in the target communities in Southern Dallas County.
  
Grantee: BRAZOS VALLEY COUNCIL/ALCO/SUBTNCE ABUSE Bryan, TX
Program: Drug Free Communities SP015887
Congressional District: TX-31
FY 2010 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
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: AIDS ARMS , INC. Dallas, TX
Program: Capacity Building Initiative SP017296
Congressional District: TX-32
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Project Stay Free of AIDS Arms, Inc. (AAI), the largest non-profit provider of HIV/AIDS case managment services in North Texas, is design to reduce the incidence of SA and HIV infection and increase the engagment of at risk Dallas County, Texas minorities of color between the ages of 18-24. The five goals are five process objectives: 1) Identify, engage and maintain stakeholders in the targeted minorities of color communities, 2) Maintain peer leaders from at risk population, 3) Maintain service provider agencies within the project-defined set of collaborative services, 4) Develop gender-specific, culturally-congruent, preventive intervention approaches that respresent evidence-based best practices and 5) Create and implement community-building approaches for each defined target population subgroup.
  

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Grantee: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Houston, TX
Program: SBIRT-Medical Residency Program TI020247
Congressional District: TX-07
FY 2010 Funding: $374,976
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The Baylor SBIRT InSight Training Program for Primary Care Residents will train medical residents at the Baylor College of Medicine in the use of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment. They will teach methods that were developed in the InSight for Health Project funded by SAMHSA. The concept is to fund services in the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) using evidence-based interventions based on motivational interviewing. The project will train all primary care residents in family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics and specialty residents in psychiatry and trauma surgery in SBIRT methods. Programs will also be created at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Hospital and the Texas Children's Hospital. The program will use a 'train-the-trainer' approach with willing faculty and develop materials that can be adapted to web-based training.
  
Grantee: ALIVIANE, INC. El Paso, TX
Program: Pregnant/Post-Partum Women TI019637
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $468,916
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
Aliviane is seeking $500,000 SAMSHA funding to provide services to strengthen treatment (Tx) outcomes for pregnant, postpartum, and parenting women (PPW) at the Family Recovery Center in EI Paso, Texas. Enhanced residential services will be provided to 100 women annually over three years. The majority of the women will be Hispanic and African American. Residential Tx will be provided for three to four months followed by outpatient services for six months and two months of aftercare. The Tx models also include drug counseling (structured psycho-educational groups and therapeutic groups) combined with individual and family counseling. Case management will follow and assist each woman and her children from outreach through each transition to the next level of care to ensure no gaps in services, teach self-advocacy skills, and respond rapidly to relapse. Aliviane has an established Client Advisory Board (CAB) of women in various stages of recovery, including women at FRC and the community, to help plan, implement, and evaluate these services. Project goals are to: 1) improve access to Tx, Tx engagement, and acquisition of resources needed for rehabilitation and stable recovery; 2) improve long-term recovery by increasing family and social support systems and self-sufficiency skills; 3) improve Tx outcomes by increasing coordination and communication in the service delivery system; 4) decrease involvement in and exposure to crime, violence, sexual and physical abuse, and child abuse and neglect; and 5) increase safe and healthy pregnancies, improve birth outcomes, and reduce related effects of maternal drug abuse on infants and children.
  
Grantee: EL PASO ALLIANCE, INC. El Paso, TX
Program: ROSC-Recovery-oriented Systems of Care under TCE AI/AN TI020187
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2011
The Recovery Alliance proposes to improve the long-term substance use recovery outcomes of 387 indigent adults experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders who are seeking services in El Paso County, Texas. Project Sendero al Bienestar will provide detoxification, peer-operated residential services, and peer recovery services using evidence-based Motivational Enhancement and the Empowering Recovery for Dual Diagnosis curriculum. Project Sendero al Bienestar will engage the target population at shelters, homeless camps, service centers, and by referral using a peer recovery model and evidence based motivational enhancement strategies, to guide participants to engage in the recovery communities that best fit them. Additionally, Project Sendero al Bienestar project partners will work toward inclusion of Peer Recovery Services as a funded practice under Texas' Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant funding.
  
Grantee: ALIVIANE, INC. El Paso, TX
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI023345
Congressional District: TX-16
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
Aliviane, Inc.'s Project AHORA (Adolescents Helped through Outcome and Recovery Advances) will implement the evidence based Adolescent Community Reinforcement approach (A-CRA) to substance abuse treatment and the Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) approach to post-treatment aftercare in its substance abuse treatment programs for youth. In the first of three project phases over a three-year period, the A-CRA/ACC model will be implemented with youth referred to Aliviane for outpatient treatment directly following a period of incarceration within the Texas Youth Commission. In the second phase, the model will be replicated in at least two additional treatment programs operated within El Paso County, Texas. In the third phase, the model will be further replicated in Aliviane's youth treatment program in the far west Texas rural communities of Texas Public Health Region 10. Project AHORA will serve at least 49 clients and their families during the first year and 65 clients and families in the second and third year for a total of 179 clients and families.
  
Grantee: CENTER FOR SUCCESS AND INDEPENDENCE Houston, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018671
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
Rites of Emergence into Adult Living (REAL) targets African-Americans ages 12-17. Low self-concept is an important and unaddressed factor in sexual risk and substance use among African-American adolescents. Project REAL will deliver services to adolescents that provide positive reinforcement that counter self-concept deficiencies. Parental counter-messages of African- American pride and strong group identity can help adolescents shape a positive self concept in spite of these experiences, but many adolescents have lost access to the family and kinship networks that have traditionally provided these positive messages. The Project will provide interventions to 340 annually.The goals of Project RESPECT are to (1) expand treatment, HIV prevention, and continuing care for African-American adolescents and sustain that expansion beyond the end of Project REAL; (2 enhance treatment and HIV prevention services for subpopulations of African-American adolescents who are at increased risk for acquiring and/or transmitting HIV; and (3) enhance medical and psychological continuity of care for African-American adolescents in substance abuse treatment.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF HARRIS Houston, TX
Program: Adult Treatment Drug Courts TI021529
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $272,312
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Harris County STAR Drug Court in Houston, Texas proposes the Changing Women's Lives (CWL) Project to improve quality and address gaps in treatment services for female drug court participants, resulting in improved treatment outcomes and reduced costs to the criminal justice system. The aim is to enhance the outpatient component of the STAR Drug Court continuum of care with an evidence-based intensive outpatient drug treatment program for female offenders. The project objectives include: 1) improvement in the quality of the assessment of female STAR clients' treatment needs, 2) improvement in the quality of services provided to women in the Harris County STAR program by implementation of evidence-based treatment models, 3) improvement in treatment retention, 4) reduction in probation revocations and 5) reduction in recidivism. The program will serve between 40 to 50 clients per year for three years.
  
Grantee: CENTER FOR SUCCESS AND INDEPENDENCE Houston, TX
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI023186
Congressional District: TX-18
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI) and Foundacion Latino Americana Contra El SIDA, Inc. (FLAS) propose to implement the Un Nuevo Amanecer (UNA) Project, an outreach and expansion project to treat Latino adolescents suffering from substance abuse disorders in the Gulfton area of Houston, TX. UNA will provide services to 26 adolescents (ages 12-17) in the first year of the project, then 34 each of the next two years totaling 94 adolescents. Treatment will include the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) for substance use disorders (SUD); The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention for pretreatment, group and individual cognitive behavioral and family therapy for other substance use disorders; and assertive continuing care (ACC).
  
Grantee: HOPE ACTION CARE San Antonio, TX
Program: Treatment for Homeless - Homeless TI018286
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2011
Project HOPE targets homeless women (with or without children) with a diagnosed substance abuse disorder, mental illness, or both. Both HIV-positive and HIV-negative homeless women are targeted. This project intends to provide the target population with a continuum of comprehensive wrap-around services to include counseling, treatment, medical, social, education, job training, and housing.
  
Grantee: HOPE ACTION CARE San Antonio, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018624
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
Hope Action Care (HAC) is a 501(c) (3) minority community-based organization which has been providing direct services to at-risk populations in San Antonio, Texas since 1987. The overarching goal of Project Living Hope is to expand and enhance integrated substance abuse and mental health services for persons who are substance abusers and who are HIV+ or at risk for HIV. This project will expand the already existent continuum of wrap-around services for at risk and HIV+ substance abusing clients by offering Living Hope services to an additional 275 clients, over 5 years, at three Hope Action Care sites over five years of the program. The project will also enhance services to our clients by providing gender specific programming designed for women who experience trauma. It will offer rapid-HIV testing and counseling, integrated substance abuse and HIV services, and linkage to other crucial HIV-related services such as early HIV intervention. The target population for the project will be adult males and females of color who have substance abuse problems and are at various stages of recovery.
  
Grantee: FAMILY SERVICE ASSN OF SAN ANTONIO, INC. San Antonio, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018723
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
Family Service Association, lead agency, and the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, Inc. (AAMA) will partner to utilize Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), a NREPP Model Program, as the primary programming strategy for substance abuse outpatinet treatment and prevention for the Salud y Vida (Health and Life) project The CDC's Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services intervention will provide HIV prevention services Treatment will be provided to 145 adolescents (ages 15-24) that have recently been released from the Bexar County Juvenile Probationcorrectional facilities. MDFT will be implemented with intensive individual and family intervention services provide both on-site and in the home. The partner agencies will administer MDFT home-based services using two teams of counselors and case mangers. Project counselors will provide a minimum of two hours of couseling per week to each participant and their family for an average of three months. Case management services will last an average of six months for each youth and family. Youth will be assessed using DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse or dependence and participate in structured treatment activiities based on the MDFT model. HIV rapid testing will be provided on-site using trained and ceritfied counselors who will refer HIV positive seropositive clients to the Metropolitan Health Depratment.
  
Grantee: CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES San Antonio, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018764
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
The Center for Health Care Services, in conjunction with the Bexar County Family Drug Treatment Court, the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services- Child Protective Services, Baptist Hospital System, and transitional housing and HIV/AIDS education providers, will enhance care options and retention in care for young Hispanic women who are addicted to heroin. The proposed project will transition the participants from opiate use to methadone using an intensive, gender specific treatment modality that is sensitive to and capitalizes upon the values of their culture of reference. Population to be served: Young (18-35) Hispanic female heroin addicts who are pregnant or parenting. Key objectives include: 1) enhance the current methadone maintenance program with a 9-month, outpatient treatment program for 36 women per year that meets daily, features group counseling and brief interventions and spans the pre-natal and post partum periods of the participants' lives, 2) assign up to 36 participants per year to a Case Manager who will work with them during treatment and after-care to develop resilience and resources necessary to remain abstinent, to eliminate high risk behaviors that increase her risk of HIV/AIDS infection, and to create a stable home environment for her and her children, 3). at 6 month follow-up, 80% of the participants will report no past month substance abuse compared to baseline, and 4) at 12 month follow-up, 80% of participants will report greater confidence in parenting skills and fewer unmet service needs than at baseline. Number to be served annually: 36 - Number to be served during the life of the project: 180.
  
Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR SAN ANT San Antonio, TX
Program: ROSC-Recovery-oriented Systems of Care under TCE AI/AN TI020034
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2011
Positive Choices, under the auspices of the University of Texas Health Science Center's Division of Community Pediatrics, will work collaboratively with Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department and Family Service Association (a community-based counseling agency), to enhance substance abuse treatment services offered to adolescents participating in a substance abuse intervention probation program over the course of three years. The primary goal of Positive Choices is to provide a multi-component, family-focused, evidence-based substance abuse treatment intervention including, Motivational Enhancement Therapy followed by Brief Strategic Family Therapy, as well as strength-based case management services and life skills training to adolescents with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders participating in a "pre-adjudication drug court" probation program. Enrolled youth will receive an array of service enhancements to address their substance abuse and associated problems. These include a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment known as the GAIN (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs)-Core, 2 sessions of Motivational Enhancement Therapy followed by 12 sessions of Brief Strategic Family Therapy, participation in an adapted 6-session version of the Operation New Hope life skills curriculum, and access to strength-based wrap-around case management.
  
Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR SAN ANT San Antonio, TX
Program: SBIRT-Medical Residency Program TI020249
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $375,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
The purpose of the SBIRT-South Texas Area Residency Training (S-START) is to train a cadre of resident physicians to adopt SBIRT techniques for the detection and management of patients who have or are at-risk for substance use disorders. The project will be conducted by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The project will develop and implement a comprehensive, culturally competent SBIRT curriculum centered on screening, brief intervention, brief treatment and referral for AOD problems. Approximately 539 residents will be trained in SBIRT through this program.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF BEXAR San Antonio, TX
Program: Adult Treatment Drug Courts TI021528
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Bexar County Felony Drug Court will enhance services by adding "on-demand" residential substance abuse treatment, sending appropriate personnel to training conferences and using money for TA, and performing a rigorous program evaluation. The Felony Drug Court anticipates that "on-demand" residential treatment will improve clinical as well as criminal justice outcomes.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF BEXAR San Antonio, TX
Program: Juvenile Drug Courts TI022838
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $324,953
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Bexar County Juvenile Board, governing body of the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department (BCJPD), seeks SAMHSA support for the enhancement of an existing juvenile treatment drug court that contains both pre-adjudication and post-adjudication dockets. Currently, substance abuse treatment is available to youth under Drug Court supervision through Texas' Access to Recovery (ATR) program. However, local ATR providers use mostly residential and group outpatient modalities rather than the SAMHSA-recommended Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) and the intensive individual, family and in-home counseling services these models include. Because ATR treatment resources are limited, entry into care is prioritized, with the most involved youth obtaining treatment first; yet substance abuse research indicates earlier treatment yields longer-term recovery. In response, BCJPD will implement the Keeping It Real project to enhance treatment resources available to both pre- and post-adjudicated youth ages 12-17 by introducing evidence based treatment and strengths-based case management. The project also will enhance outcomes and reduce recidivism among youth with the most significant substance use disorders with person-centered recovery coaching post-treatment. The Project partners are BCJPD, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family Service Association and the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans.
  
Grantee: BEXAR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT San Antonio, TX
Program: Enhancing Adult Drug Courts-Services, Coordination, and Treatment TI023387
Congressional District: TX-20
FY 2010 Funding: $224,180
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Bexar County Court-at-Law #6 proposes the development and implementation of a Veterans Court. With Bureau of Just ice Assistance (BJA) funding, Judge Olivarri proposes hiring a full time probation officer, a case manager, and a half time public defender that is devoted to a caseload of misdemeanor Veteran Offenders. With Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) funding, Judge Olivarri proposes to implement the Seeking Safety evidence-based model along with Suboxone Medication Treatment (MAT) when clinically indicated. This service will be provided by the Center for Health Care Services when those services are not provided by the Veterans Administration (VA).
  
Grantee: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN Austin, TX
Program: Addiction Technology Transfer Center TI013423
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $600,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
The purpose of the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (GCATTC, serving TX, LA, NM) is to enhance the competencies of substance use disorders counselors for delivery of evidence-based, culturally relevant addiction treatment services, and thereby to promote recovery and improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse in the target area of Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. The target populations of this proposal are pre-service students preparing for an addictions counseling career and practicing counselors in front-line substance use disorders treatment programs. The proposal has a special focus on students from African American, Hispanic, and American Indian cultural groups. The emphases of this proposal on minority workforce populations, recovery support, cultural competence, and organizational strategies for adoption and implementation of science based services are responsive to issues that are important throughout the region and the country.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF TRAVIS Austin, TX
Program: Juvenile Drug Courts TI020920
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $199,820
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2014
The Travis County Juvenile Treatment Drug Court (JTDC) proposes the Juvenile Justice Integrated Network (JJIN) in order to serve substance abusing juvenile offenders. The JTDC project will serve 60 unduplicated participants in Years 1 and 2, and increase the number of participants by 5 annually in Years 3 and 4, for a total of 255 unduplicated participants for the lifetime of the project. The grant will allow an expansion of JTDC by ensuring that those participating will have access to the treatment services needed through the Travis County Juvenile Justice Integrated Network. JJIN will support blending and co-locating services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment. JJIN also proposes to increase and enhance services in the Department's Day Treatment Program to effectively serve youth with co-occuring disorders while increasing capacity in community-based programs.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF TRAVIS Austin, TX
Program: Adult Treatment Drug Courts TI023060
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $184,878
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Travis County Adult Probation DWI Court enhances public safety by providing an intensive, judicially supervised program of team-based substance abuse treatment and supervision for repeat DWI offenders. This grant request is to fund treatment services for the DWI Court target population who are at risk of re-offending due to their uncontrolled use of alcohol. The legal criteria for the program, is receiving a DWI 2nd or subsequent arrest within 2 years of 1st arrest or conviction. The treatment goals for this project include enhanced substance abuse treatment and other criminogenic need areas and timely drug/alcohol testing to insure abstinence. Clients are served using the EBP Matrix Model and Living In Balance treatment approaches. Treatment service delivery includes three phases: 13 weeks of primary intensive outpatient treatment, 26 weeks of intensive aftercare and 13 weeks of follow-up aftercare. A relapse track will also be provided.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF COMAL New Braunfeis, TX
Program: Enhancing Adult Drug Courts-Services, Coordination, and Treatment TI023420
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $75,677
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The purpose of applying for this grant proposal is to enhance and expand the drug court components and treatment components of the Comal County Challenge Court. The Challenge Court's need for expanding the substance abuse component is based upon three categories: (1) LCDC Evaluations- substance abuse evaluations conducted by an LCDC would provide a better look at the treatment needs of the perspective participant; (2) Psychological Services- employ a psychologist to perform assessments to discover if any co-occurring disorders are present and provide counseling services to participants who would benefit from individual counseling; (3) Recovery Support Services- the everyday needs of a participant simply do not stop when they enter the Challenge Court program, thus the requested funding would provide some relief to the participant and increase the treatment regimen. The Challenge Court's need to expand upon the drug court component is based upon two needs: (1) Automated Management Information System- the MIS is critical for Challenge Court operations, for example docket management and program evaluation; (2) Team Member Training- the Challenge Court Team Members need to be interdisciplinary trained.
  
Grantee: BAPTIST CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES (BCFS) San Antonio, TX
Program: Offender Reentry Program - Juvenile Component TI022603
Congressional District: TX-21
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
CARE-PLUS, will fill a gap in the federally funded CARE (Children's Aftercare Reentry Experience) project, a collaboration of Texas Youth Commission, Bexar County Juvenile Probation and BCFS HHS. Through CARE, every youth will receive comprehensive services, configured to address his/ her needs and goals. Services include linkage to school districts, community colleges and the University of Texas at San Antonio; GED classes will be provided on-site. The Texas Workforce Commission will assist youth to develop job skills and obtain employment. Community partners will provide mentoring, violence and gang prevention, and classes for young parents, and help in obtaining prescription medication. The hub of services is a transition center, centrally located, with BCFS HHS staff and community partners co-located. CARE-PLUS youth will receive all CARE transition services and GAIN assessment at no cost to the SAMHSA project.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018587
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
This outreach project will enhance and expand substance abuse treatment services to substance abusing adults at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or who have contracted HIV/AIDS. Located in Webb County on the Texas-Mexico border, the population is almost 95% first generation Mexican Americans with close cultural and familial ties to Mexico. This project will target women and their children, men who inject drugs, including men who have sex with men, at-risk men who are not injecting drugs but are having sex with men, and men and women who have been released from prisons and jails within the past 2 years. The goals of the project are 1) to impact service infrastructure by providing quality and effective substance abuse treatment services in Webb County; 2) to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus, STD's, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases by increasing participants' preventive skills; and 3) to increase service coordination and integration in the targeted Border area. The project will serve 700 unduplicated participants and their partners/family members. One thousand individuals will receive rapid testing and HIV outreach and related services. The project will use the Matrix Model and NIDA's Community-Based Outreach Model, targeting out-of-treatment drug users.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Recovery Community Services Program-Facilitating Organization (2007) TI018944
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $350,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2011
SCAN, Inc. proposes to implement the Futuros Saludables Recovery Services Program in Webb County, Texas to enhance substance abuse treatment by promoting recovery, reducing relapse, and intervening early when relapse occurs. The program will provide support services that are peer-designed, peer-led. Emphasis is on the importance of leadership development, the principles of self-care, and cultural diversity among all participants.
The goals of the project include: (1) mobilizing and building capacity to implement a comprehensive peer-to-peer recovery support services program; (2) provide evidence-based and peer-led recovery support services to prevent substance abuse and relapse; (3) conduct follow-up contacts to monitor progress and reengage former participants if needed; (4) ensure cultural sensitivity of program design and service delivery; (5) conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities; and (6) actively work to develop and implement a sustainability plan.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI020849
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
Serving Children and Adolescents in Need Inc. is proposing to serve transition age adolescents ages 18 - 24 from the Texas-Mexico border area using the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach along with the Assertive Continuing Care Protocol. The proposed program, The Community-Supported Transition and Recovery Project (CSTAR), is in Webb County, Texas, which has Laredo as its County seat. The project will strengthen services for the family by adding a Family Component that includes family group sessions and Family Fiestas. One of the main objectives of the project is to support participants make a successful transition to adulthood. Therefore, the project will particularly focus on the needs of those adolescents making a transition from foster care to independent living and young adults involved in the criminal justice system. The project will also focus on engaging as many family members and concerned significant others as possible during the entire process of the adolescent's treatment experience from the first contact to discharge and access to continuing care.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: ROSC-Recovery-oriented Systems of Care under TCE AI/AN TI021073
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Serenidad Recovery Project will strengthen the service infrastructure in Webb County, Texas by continuing to close the service gaps and redefine the services systems to establish a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC). This ROSC will integrate formal and informal support systems that can provide individualized recovery opportunities to residents of this area of the Texas-Mexico border. The Serenidad Recovery Project intends to positively impact the targeted border area by developing the foundation for an integrated substance abuse treatment infrastructure in one of the neediest areas in the State of Texas and the nation. The goals of the project are to: 1) positively impact service infrastructure by providing quality and effective residential and outpatient services to medically indigent adults residing in this targeted rural area of the Texas-Mexico border; 2) improve identification and treatment of individuals with histories of trauma and other co-occurring disorders and provide coordinated treatment; 3) increase service coordination and integration in the targeted area; 4) achieve at least a 90% follow-up rates at 3-, 6- and 12- months; 5) provide intensive outreach services that will increase service utilization; 6) engage families in the participant's recovery process; 7) ensure that staff becomes proficient in the treatment methods utilized; 8) ensure program fidelity; and 9) ensure the program is sensitive to the characteristics of the population. The program will use the following evidence based approaches: Motivational Enhancement Therapy; the Matrix Model; Seeking Safety Model; Strengths-Based Case Management; Relapse Prevention Skills Training; and others. All components of this project will utilize evidence-based approaches that have been modified for the population. The project will serve 270 participants over the three years.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Treatment for Homeless - Homeless TI021244
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $350,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The Hogar Para Todos (Home For Everyone) Community Integration Project is a general treatment for homeless program that will be implemented by SCAN, Inc. in Webb County, Texas in close collaboration with community organizations and participants that targets adults (18 years and older) in homeless situations who have substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders, or co-occurring disorders. Webb County is situated along the Texas-Mexico border and its residents are primarily Hispanic with strong cultural ties to Mexico. The population is primarily bilingual with a strong preference to speak Spanish. Key risk factors include severe poverty, scarcity of services and resources, weak infrastructure for mental health, substance abuse, and other services for the homeless, severe substance abuse problems, and easy availability of illegal and prescription drugs. The project will serve 450 individuals over the life of the project (90 individuals annually) through the direct provision of services and collaboration with other community agencies.
  
Grantee: COUNTY OF WEBB Laredo, TX
Program: Adult Treatment Drug Courts TI021570
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Webb County 406th District Court goals are to expand the availability of treatment services to 400 nonviolent felony and misdemeanor drug court offenders and to enhance current treatment services by integrating and implementing Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the Matrix Model for outpatient treatment. The target population to be served by the Webb County Drug Court consists of nonviolent drug offenders over age l7 who reside in Webb County, who are charged with felonies or misdemeanors and have a history of drug abuse or drug-related crimes.
  
Grantee: SERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED Laredo, TX
Program: Offender Reentry Program TI021597
Congressional District: TX-23
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2012
The Futuros Sin Limitaciones Reentry Project is an adult reentry program that will be implemented by SCAN, Inc. in Webb County, Texas in close collaboration with community organizations and participants that targets adults (18 years and older) reentering the community following incarceration who have substance abuse or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The project will serve 240 individuals over the life of the project (80 individuals annually) through the direct provision of outpatient services and collaboration with other community agencies. The project will help reentry individuals access employment and stable housing and support their recovery for substance abuse, mental health and healthcare through the provision of an integrated, comprehensive, strengths-based approach that is culture and trauma-informed and is deeply rooted in the community.
  
Grantee: SOUTH TEXAS SUBS ABUSE RECOVERY SVCS Corpus Christi, TX
Program: Treatment for Homeless - Homeless TI018247
Congressional District: TX-27
FY 2010 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2006 - 09/29/2011
The purpose of the proposed project is to enable the Coastal Bend community to expand and strengthen treatment services for homeless individuals with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, or with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. This includes linking access and availability of culturally competent substance abuse/ mental health treatment including ancillary services with housing programs and other services.
  
Grantee: THE COASTAL BEND AIDS FOUNDATION Corpus Christi, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI019659
Congressional District: TX-27
FY 2010 Funding: $450,000
Project Period: 09/30/2008 - 09/29/2013
Project PHASES will provide HIV/AIDS and substance abuse expansion services to address gaps in SA and HIV services in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas. The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority group currently; they currently comprise 13.4% of the propulation, but they are projected to be 24% of the population by 2050. They account for 18% of the newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases. In 2006, 66% of new HIV infection reported in the Coastal Bend area were Hispanic. Similarly, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication use amongst Hispanics is on the increase. Growing numbers of prisoners returning to neighborhoods throughout Texas highlights the importance of programs focusing on reentry populations. Project PHASES will provide HIV/AIDS and substance abuse expansion services in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas, as well as outreach and pre-treatment services, HIV/AIDS prevention, risk reduction and treatment services.
  
Grantee: CHARLIE'S PLACE Corpus Christi, TX
Program: Treatment for Homeless - Homeless TI021258
Congressional District: TX-27
FY 2010 Funding: $350,000
Project Period: 09/30/2009 - 09/29/2014
The overall purpose of the proposed project is to enable the Coastal Bend community to expand and strengthen treatment services for homeless individuals with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, or with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. The goals for the project are to: link access and availability of culturally competent substance abuse/mental health treatment including ancillary services with housing programs and other services; expand and strengthen treatment services for homeless individuals and small families who manifest substance abuse disorder, mental illness or co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorder(s); and evaluate and measure project accountability and impact treatment services are linked to housing through the provision of subsidized apartments through Mission 911; Metro Ministries will provide emergency shelter and transitional housing; Charlie's Place will provide transitional housing.

  
Grantee: SOUTH TEXAS CNCL/ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE Laredo, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018879
Congressional District: TX-28
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
The South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (the Council) will implement the Caminos de la Frontera (Border Roads) program to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission among substance abusers on the Texas-Mexico border through expanded and enhanced substance abuse counseling and treatment and HIV prevention education aimed at reducing drug and alcohol abuse and risky sexual behaviors. The program targets two populations; 1) Hispanic men who inject drugs and 2) women, and their children; at highest risk for HIV infection. The project will target injection drugs users and their sexual partners in underserved populations in colonias, destitute rural communities, along the Mexican border. Over the 5-year grant period, coordinated substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS testing/education will be provided to 1,370 (274 annually) unduplicated high-risk drug abusers.
  
Grantee: ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT MEXICAN AM San Antonio, TX
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI023228
Congressional District: TX-29
FY 2010 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013
The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) and it's collaborators have developed Proyecto Ganadores as a response to a community need for an integrated evidence-based approach to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families primary caregivers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border. The purpose of the proposed project is to support an array of activities to build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible science-based substance abuse services including two evidence based practices, the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) coupled with Assertive Continuing Care (ACC). The population to be served is adolescents ages 12-17 with Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD), or with co-occurring disorders that include substance abuse and mental health disorders.
  
Grantee: TURTLE CREEK MANOR, INC. Dallas, TX
Program: Treatment for Homeless Supportive Services TI021254
Congressional District: TX-30
FY 2010 Funding: $350,000
Project Period: 09/01/2010 - 08/31/2015
Project ARCH will enhance and expand a pioneer co-occurring disorder program to increase the number of chronically homeless adults with COD in stable housing with services through evidence-based residential and outpatient treatment integrated with supportive housing and primary care, framed by the goal of recovery, and coordinated by recovery managers. They will serve a total 30 adult males and females in Year 1 and 36 anually in Years 2-5 for a total of 174 over the life of the grant. Services are tied directly to permanent supportive housing, framed from a sustaining recovery perspective, and delivered trauma-informed, respectful strength-based enviroment.
  
Grantee: AIDS ARMS NETWORK, INC. Dallas, TX
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI018876
Congressional District: TX-32
FY 2010 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2007 - 09/29/2012
Outreach, medical treatment, medication assistance, and comprehensive case management services of AAI will be integrated with the dual disorders treatment services provided byTurtle Creek Manor and Centro de Mi Salud, the only totally bilingual/bicultural behavioral healthcare providers in Dallas. OPTIONS objectives:1) apply evidence-based practices; 2) enhance cultural competency of services; 3) create new bilingual outreach and case management positions; 4) create a bilingual Specialist position; 5) create a Community Action Council to plan collaborative responses/partnerships; 6) improve services to returning prisoners; and 7) increase outreach/engagement services for women. Process goals are: 1) expand AAI outreach efforts, to reach an additional 3,060 clients of the targeted populations (Latinos, African Americans, and women) each grant year; 2) increase the number of individuals receiving HIV testing by 220 annually; 3) provide case management to at least 160 project clients annually; 4) provide substance abuse treatment to at least 90 project clients annually; 5) GPRA follow up 75 individuals each year of the grant period, focusing on Latinos and Latina; 6) refer 100% of outreach contacts requesting substance abuse and/or mental health treatment; 7) link 95% of all positive HIV case findings to HIV care and services; 8) achieve at least 50% medical adherence; and 9) achieve 80% substance abuse treatment adherence. Project client outcomes are to increase the percentage of clients who: 1) do not use alcohol or illegal drugs; 2) are currently employed or attending school; 3) have a permanent place to live; 4) experience no alcohol or illegal drug-related health, behavioral or social consequences; or 5) have no involvement with the criminal justice system; 6) do not inject illegal drugs; 7) engage in unprotected sexual contact; or 8) engage in unprotected sexual contact with high-risk individuals
  

Last updated: 11/15/2010