Offender Reentry Program

Short Title: 
Modified Announcement

The Application Due Date has been extended to Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
Posted on 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced substance-abusing adult offenders/ex-offenders who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers (hereafter known as “the population of focus”).  For the purpose of this RFA, sentenced substance-abusing  adult offenders/ex-offenders are defined as persons 18 years of age or older (or adults as defined by your state or tribal law) under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system who have been sentenced to incarceration as adults and who have a substance use and/or co-occurring mental disorders.  If your state or tribe uses a different age range for adult offenders, you must document how the age of “adults” is defined in your state or tribal justice system.  Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services.  Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services. 


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities.  Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.

In order to reduce duplication of federal efforts, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) institutions, and it’s various correctional/community corrections facilities and programs are not eligible to apply for an ORP grant.  Additionally, if you propose to serve offenders who are currently in the BOP, or its various correctional/community corrections institutions and programs, your application will not be reviewed and will not be considered for an award.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 18
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $400,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Jon D. Berg
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1002
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the RFA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 03/25/2015