Eligible applicants are state, local, and tribal governments with direct involvement with the adult treatment drug court/Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, such as:
- State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
- Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town, and individual adult treatment drug courts.
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs 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 AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.
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 Courts, Veterans Treatment Courts, and Municipal Courts using the problem solving model.
Public and private nonprofit organizations, such as SUD treatment providers, have a pivotal supporting role in treatment drug court programs and may be sub-recipients/contractors to the applicant. However, they are not the catalysts for entry into drug courts and are, therefore, restricted from applying. SAMHSA strongly believes that the court is in the best position to administer this program because the court partners with selected treatment providers on the course of treatment for drug court clients.
It is allowable for an eligible entity to apply on behalf of one or more ATDC or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, either through a single application or several applications. When the state/local/tribal government (city/county) or eligible entity applies on behalf of an ATDC or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, 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 ATDC and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness judge must be included in Attachment 1 stating they intend to meet the grant and reporting requirements.
This grant program is not intended to provide start-up funds to create new ATDCs or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Eligible drug courts must be operational on or before September 1, 2018. Operational is defined as a having a set of cases and seeing clients in the drug court. By signing the cover page (SF-424) of the application, the authorized representative of the applicant organization is certifying that the treatment drug court is applying for funds is operational, as defined above, on or before September 1, 2018.
ATDCs and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts funded in FY 2016 under announcement TI-16-009 and FY 2017 under announcement TI-17-001 are not eligible to apply for this program.