HHS – SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts (2014)

Description: The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in existing adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (which are the tribal version of adult drug courts) and in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts (tribal or non-tribal) which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, 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 treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Grant funds must be used to address gaps in the continuum of treatment for those individuals in these courts who have substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders treatment needs. Grant funds must be used to serve high risk/high need populations diagnosed with substance dependence or addiction to alcohol/other drugs and identified as needing immediate treatment. Grant funds may be used to provide services for co-morbid conditions, such as mental health problems, as long as expenditures remain consistent with the drug court model which is designed to serve individuals needing treatment for substance dependence or addiction to alcohol/other drugs.

Funding Title: Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts (Short Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts)

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Target Population: Individuals in drug courts who have substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders treatment needs

Expected Number of Awards: 14

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: You must go to both Grants.gov (http://www.Grants.gov) and the SAMHSA website (http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/applying) to download the required documents you will need to apply for a SAMHSA grant.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 17, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,550,000

Award Ceiling: $325,000

Award Floor:  $0

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include state and local government entities, such as the Tribal Court Administrator, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the SSA for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the designated State Drug Court Coordinator, or local governmental unit such as county or city agency with direct involvement with the drug court, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, individual adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and juvenile treatment drug courts (tribal or non-tribal).

Public and private nonprofit organizations such as substance abuse treatment providers have a pivotal supporting role in treatment drug court programs and may be sub-recipients/contractors to the applicant.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: See http://beta.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/ti-14-003.pdf

Link to Full Information: http://beta.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/ti-14-003.pdf

Contact Information:

For questions about program issues contact:

Kenneth W. Robertson

(240) 276-1621


For information on program requirements, contact the program office.

Eileen Bermudez

(240) 276-1412


Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Government Organizations, Health, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder

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