HHS – Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (2020)

Applications due: April 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This SAMHSA program is designed to: 1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder; 2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care; and 3) promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system. There is no express language for legal aid, but there is language for supportive services.

Helpful resources

  • Learn how civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis in a co-branded NLADA and Justice in Government Project factsheet. On the last page are four examples of partnerships that are currently serving individuals affected by the opioid crisis.
  • The NLADA recently presented at a national conference on how legal aid can help individuals affected by substance use disorders. We also heard from two states on what they’re doing to address the opioid crisis. Access that presentation here.
  • The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership’s brief on MLPs and opioids includes a profile on the HOPE Program at Good Samaritan Hospital that works with high-risk pregnant women. Access the brief here.

Grant information

Funding Title: State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Funding Opportunity Number: TI-20-010

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) includes language about supportive services that can include legal aid: “To support a family-centered treatment approach for this population, the following core services must be provided: … ‘Wrap-around’/recovery support services (e.g., child care, vocational, educational, and transportation services) designed to improve access and retention in services.” (p. 6)

Target Population: Pregnant and postpartum women with a substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder

Expected Number of Awards: 5

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,500,000

Award Ceiling: $900,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply: Legal aid would be eligible to subgrant. The only eligible applicant is the Single State Agencies – contact your SSA to see if they are applying.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by April 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. All applicants MUST register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. Do not wait to start this process.

Eligible Applicants: Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse (SSA). Find yours here.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing. Link to SAMHSA FOA.

Contact Information: Corey Sullivan, Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management, (240) 276-1213, FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov



Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Government Organizations, Health, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder

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