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Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

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Short Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-16-009

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2016

Application Due Date: Monday, April 04, 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 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.  The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which 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.  Grantees will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective substance use disorder treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties.  Priority for use of grant funds should be given to addressing gaps in the continuum of treatment for individuals in these courts who have substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorder (COD) treatment needs.  Grant funds must be used to serve people diagnosed with a substance use disorder as their primary condition.  SAMHSA will use discretion in allocating funding for these awards, taking into consideration the specific drug court model (Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts), as appropriate, and the number of applications received per model type.


Eligible applicants are tribal, state and local governments with direct involvement with the drug court/tribal healing to wellness court, such as the Tribal Court Administrator, the Administrative Office of the U.S. 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, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, and individual adult treatment drug courts.  For the purposes of this FOA, eligible adult drug court models include Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts, Co-Occurring Drug and Mental Health Treatment Courts, Veterans Treatment Courts, and Municipal Drug Courts that adhere to the drug court 10 key components.

This grant is not intended for Juvenile or Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts.  Any applications received for Juvenile or Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

It is allowable for an eligible entity to apply on behalf of one or more drug courts, either through a single application or several applications.  When the state/local/tribal government (city/county) or eligible entity applies on behalf of a drug court(s), the applicant will be the award recipient and the entity responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.  When multiple jurisdictions apply within one application, letters of commitment from each drug court judge must be included stating they intend to meet the grant and reporting requirements.  If such letters of commitment are not included in Attachment I, the application will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $16,250,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 50

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $325,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $325,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  While applicants may apply for up to $325,000 per year, applicants may need a lesser amount to implement their application proposals.  Applicants are encouraged to apply only for the grant amount which they can reasonably expend based on the activities proposed in their application.

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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