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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 2/25/2013 10:30 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $38.8 million in grants to expand substance abuse treatment in adult, juvenile, and family “problem solving” courts


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants to expand substance abuse treatment in adult, juvenile, and family drug courts.  The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in existing adult, juvenile, and family “problem solving” courts.  These courts use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders.

SAMHSA expects that a total of up to $38.8 million will be available to provide up to 41 grantees awards of up to $325,000 each per year for up to three years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability funds.

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligibility is limited to state and local government entities, such as the tribal court administrator, the administrative office of the courts, the single state agency for alcohol and drug abuse, the designated state drug court coordinator, or local governmental unit such as county or city agency with direct involvement with the drug court, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, individual adult drug treatment drug courts, juvenile treatment drug courts, and family dependency/drug courts. For the purpose of this RFA, eligible “adult” drug court models include: drug courts serving adults, tribal healing to wellness courts, driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) courts, co-occurring drug and mental health courts, and veterans treatment courts. SAMHSA encourages local municipal court systems that have a problem solving municipal court to apply for funding. [See Section III-1 of the RFA for complete eligibility information.]

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-13-005 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at .

Your application must be submitted through . Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications.”

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on April 19, 2013. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the grant announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Kenneth Robertson at (240)-276-1621 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: 2/25/2013 10:43 AM

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