The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 grants to develop and expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaboratives. The purpose of this program is to allow state and local criminal and dependency courts serving adults more flexibility to collaborate with other authorities and service providers to better address the behavioral health needs of adults who are involved with the criminal court system.
This new approach supports SAMHSA’s vision of supporting treatment and recovery for people with behavioral health conditions and improving public health and public safety by transforming the behavioral health system at the community level. The effort combines previous and current SAMHSA criminal justice - treatment linkage programs with infrastructure planning and development activities to create new court and community networks to meet the needs of individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders who are engaged at any point of the criminal or dependency court continuum including who are reentering society.
It is expected that approximately $400,000 per year will be available to fund up to 11 grants for up to three years. The program is expected to provide a total of $13.2 million to grantees over its three year course. The actual amounts may vary, depending on the availability of these funds and the performance of the grantees.
WHO CAN APPLY: SAMHSA is restricting eligibility to operational individual misdemeanor or felony adult criminal courts or family/child dependency courts or their Tribal/State or local governmental proxies who may apply on their behalf. See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: June 6, 2011. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please carefully review Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.