Department of Health and Human Services: Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts
The Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts [Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs)] program seeks to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to parents with a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing. Services must address the needs of the family as a whole and include direct service provision to children (18 and under) of individuals served by the project.
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 promoting successful family preservation and reunification. Priority funding should address gaps in the treatment continuum for court involved individuals who need treatment for a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders while simultaneously addressing the needs of their children.
The expectations of the grant are to provide funding for FTDCs to assist participants in reducing the rates of substance misuse, the severity of SUDs and co-occurring disorders, and decreasing out of home placements for children through family reunification and preservation. This, in turn, should also decrease the number of parents or guardians whose parental rights have been or will be terminated.
Grantees should serve a minimum of 35 parents that are enrolled in the FTDC program. Grantees must also serve the children of the parents enrolled in the program. If an applicant proposes to serve fewer than 35 parents a year, they must provide a justification that details why they cannot meet the minimum expectation. An applicant should propose to increase access and availability of services to a larger number of clients.
Amount: A total of $8,500,000 is available to award up to 20 grants of up to $425,000 per year for up to five years.
Eligibility: State governments; governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. Grants are only intended for Family Treatment Drug Courts. Eligible drug courts must be operational on or before September 1, 2018.
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