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FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation

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Short Title: Youth Treatment - Implementation
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-16-006

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Application Due Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation [Youth Treatment - Implementation (Short Title – YT-I)] grants. 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 caregivers, 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).


Eligible applicants are:

  • State governments; and
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations

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.

Eligible applicants are the entity within the state/territory/federally recognized AI/AN tribe or tribal organization responsible for leading treatment and recovery support services for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with SUD 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.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,600,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 2

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $800,000 per year

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.

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