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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-17-002

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Application Due Date: Tuesday, December 20, 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) participate(s). 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 the application deadline. Comments from the Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 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 choose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25).

YT-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 populations of focus to strengthen an existing coordinated network that will enhance/expand treatment services, develop policies, expand workforce capacity, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the integration and efficiency of SUD 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 reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among the adolescent and transitional aged youth populations who are vulnerable to health disparities.


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.

SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact and geographical distribution of the State Youth Treatment program across the nation; therefore, states/territories/tribes that received an FY 2013 Cooperative Agreement for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination (TI-13-014), FY 2015 Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (TI-15-004), and FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (TI-16-006 ) are not eligible to apply.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $9,600,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 12 awards

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

Length of Project: Up to four 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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