Fairbanks Native Association (FNA), in partnership with tribal Health Corporation Tanana Chiefs Conferences, proposes a dual tribal infrastructure development/treatment expansion program for transitional aged youth ages 16-25. FNA proposes to expand and improve co-occurring outpatient treatment by assuring tribal-wide access to evidence-based assessment, treatment models and recovery services supported by strengthening the existing infrastructure. The program is conceptualized to be a Health and Wellness Program for transitional aged youth, free from substance use through an infrastructure that supports effective treatment and recovery support services. FNA will expand treatment, strengthen an existing Interagency Transition Council, train and expand the workforce, implement financial mechanisms, develop family/youth representation throughout the infrastructure and continuum of care, and integrate and disseminate evidence-based practices. The Health and Wellness program will be embedded in FNA's Youth and Young Adult Services unit, which is currently composed of three separate SAMHSA grants that focus on youth, transitional aged youth and infrastructure development. The result of these grants will be a new tribal infrastructure with an Interagency Transition Council and Youth Councils making decisions for youth and transitional aged youth as well as providing substance abuse and mental health prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services through an infrastructure focused on joint solutions to existing challenges. FNA recognizes that supplantation of funds is a concern with interrelated grants and is putting tested mechanisms in place to assure non-supplantation. FNA will utilize staff activity logs to indicate all staff activity by program, type of services and amount of services. The need for the program is overwhelming, with transitional aged youth experiencing high rates of substance abuse, epidemic suicide and mental health disorders.

Award Number Grantee Organization Name Grantee City Grantee Statesort descending Project Director Last Name Project Director First Name Award Amount
TI026557-01 FAIRBANKS NATIVE ASSOCIATION FAIRBANKS AK AHSOGEAK PERRY $464,173

The Kentucky Youth Treatment (KYT) initiative will expand access to developmentally appropriate, evidence-based assessment, treatment, and recovery support services for adolescents and transition-age youth (ages 12-25) that have substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and their families/primary caregivers. KYT proposes to expend funds for direct treatment to improve access to services that will improve outcomes and infrastructure by increasing collaborative partnerships to support substance use treatment through the State Interagency Council and Standing Committees; complete an annual financial map of behavioral health expenditures to inform policy and financing mechanisms; utilize results of a workforce map to recruit, prepare, and retain a workforce competent in adolescent and transition-age substance use treatment and recovery; provide training in evidence-based assessment, treatment, and recovery supports; and promote family and youth involvement in substance use treatment and recovery services through education, peer support services, and membership on state-level decision making bodies. To support sustainability and expansion efforts, provider agencies will participate in the development of a provider learning collaborative and work to identify and decrease differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services to this vulnerable population. KYT will also focus on outreach and engagement efforts to increase participation in, and provide access to, treatment amongst military personnel. KYT will address racial disparities in service use by having participating treatment provider organizations engage in culturally-appropriate strategies to increase identification, access, and treatment retention for African-American and Hispanic youth.

Award Number Grantee Organization Name Grantee City Grantee Statesort descending Project Director Last Name Project Director First Name Award Amount
TI026558-01 KY ST CABINET/HEALTH/FAMILY SERVICES FRANKFORT KY KILGORE MICHELLE $800,000