Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Implementation

Short Title: 
State Youth Treatment-Implementation
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-15-004
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Implementation [State Youth Treatment - Implementation (SYT-I)].  The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes (hereafter known as states) to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (hereafter known as “the population of focus”) by assuring youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system.  Based on need, applicants may choose to provide services to adolescents (ages 12-18) and their families/primary care givers, transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families/primary caregivers, or both these populations and their families/primary caregivers.  Applicants that select transitional aged youth may chose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25).

SYT-I is a combination of infrastructure improvement and direct treatment service delivery.  These grants are designed to bring together stakeholders across the systems serving the population of focus to strengthen an existing coordinated network that will enhance/expand treatment services, develop policies, expand workforce capacity, disseminate evidence-based practices, and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the integration and efficiency of substance use disorders treatment, and recovery support system.  This system will serve as a model throughout the state to be replicated.  The expected client-level outcomes of the program include increased rates of abstinence; enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment; social connectedness; and decreased criminal and juvenile justice involvement for the population of focus.  Grantees will be expected to identify and decrease differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among the adolescent and transitional aged youth populations who are vulnerable to health disparities. 

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are the entity within the state/territory/federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribe or tribal organization responsible for leading treatment and recovery support services for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorder or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.  In the case of applicants that select both populations of focus and the responsible lead is housed in two separate entities within the state/territory, the two entities must collaborate in determining which entity will be the applicant.  Additionally, the two entities must collaborate in carrying out the award requirements and include this documentation in Attachment 8 of the application.

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.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$9,600,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 12
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $800,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $800,000 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

Twyla Adams
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1097
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1576
Twyla.adams@samhsa.hhs.gov

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
eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 03/06/2015