FY 2003 Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Substance Abuse Treatment and Re-entry Services to Sentenced Juveniles and Young Offenders Returning to the Community from the Criminal Justice System

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI 03-001

Federal Register Notice: November 19, 2002

Receipt Date: January 17, 2003

SAMHSA-CSAT announces the availability of grant funds for the Young Offender Reentry Program, to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related reentry services in agencies currently providing supervision of and services to sentenced juvenile and young adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal/juvenile offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services for the targeted populations. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional or juvenile facility before release, funding may be used for limited activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services.

Who Can Apply:

Public and domestic private non-profit entities: for example, State and local governments; Indian Tribes and tribal organizations; courts; community- based organizations; and faith-based organizations.

About Young Offender Reentry Program Grants:

Est. Funds for FY 2003:  $6 million 

Est. No. of Awards: 12-14 awards ranging on average from $300,000 to $500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). The total funds available and actual funding levels will depend on the receipt of an appropriation.  Annual continuation of the award depends on the availability of funds and progress achieved. 

Project Period: up to 4 years.

SAMHSA/CSAT is seeking applications that represent a partnership of key stakeholders such as criminal/juvenile agencies (as appropriate to the juvenile or young adult population specified in your application), alcohol and drug abuse agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and community-based organizations providing treatment-related wrap-around services for family and community reintegration.  Therefore, all eligible entities that apply are required to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that includes: 

  • The commitment to participate for each required agency/organization;
  •  A letter of support from each required agency/organization;
  • The proposed role and level of support of each stakeholder agency/organization;
  • An outline for systems collaboration on providing treatment and reintegration services by the various partners; and
  • The signature of each head of each required agency/organization on the MOU.
Additional Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Kenneth W. Robertson
Division of Services Improvement
Rockwall II, Suite 740
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7612

E-Mail: kroberts@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak 
Division of Grants Management, OPS, SAMHSA
Rockwall II, 6th floor 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 (301) 443-9666 

E-Mail: shudak@samhsa.hhs.gov

SAMHSA applications consist of three parts:
1. "Part I: Programmatic Guidance" for SAMHSA's Requests for Applications (RFAs) provides details about the specific program. 

Download the "Plain Language" format of Part I in Microsoft Word

Download the "Plain Language" format of Part I in Adobe Acrobat

2. "GFA Part II" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications. The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

Click here for more information and to download a copy of the GFA Part II file.

 3. SAMHSA applications require forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.  These forms are available online from the Program Support Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

Click here to download Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.


For further information on these forms and the application process, see Information on the Grant Application Process.




For a printed copy of the grant announcement, including copies of all necessary forms, call National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): 

  • 800-729-6686

  • 800-487-4889 TDD

or e-mail: info@health.org



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