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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 2/19/2013 9:25 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to approximately $12.9 million in Offender Reentry Program grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Offender Reentry Program grants totaling up to nearly $12.9 million over the next three years.  The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. 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. 

This grant program is expected to provide up to an estimated 10 grant awards with an award amount of up to $430,000 a year each for up to three years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities. [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.]


HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-13-007 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at

Applications must be submitted through . Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications” of this RFA for more information.

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on April 16, 2013. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jon D. Berg, at (240) 276-1609 or .

For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or .

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.

Last updated: 2/19/2013 9:39 AM

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