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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) grant program. The purpose of this program is to expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their minor children, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.

The populations of focus are low-income women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant, postpartum, and their minor children, age 17 and under, who have limited access to quality health services. SAMHSA has identified traditionally underserved populations, especially racial and ethnic minority women, as a population of focus. SAMHSA is particularly concerned about the high morbidity and mortality rates of pregnant women and their infants among African Americans. Services should be extended, when deemed appropriate, to fathers of the children, partners of the women, and other family members of the women and children who do not reside in the residential treatment facility.

The PPW program supports evidence-based parenting and treatment models including trauma-specific services in a trauma-informed context, which will: Decrease the use and/or abuse of prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, illicit and other harmful drugs (e.g., inhalants) among pregnant and postpartum women; increase safe and healthy pregnancies; improve birth outcomes; reduce perinatal and environmentally related effects of maternal and/or paternal drug abuse on infants and children; improve the mental and physical health of the women and children; prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among the children; improve parenting skills, family functioning, economic stability, and quality of life; decrease involvement in and exposure to crime, violence, and neglect; and decrease physical, emotional, and sexual abuse for all family members.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example: State and local governments; Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations; urban Indian organizations; public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations.

Amount: Anticipated Total Available Funding:  $8,384,000; Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 16; Anticipated Award Amount:  Up to $524,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Link: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-14-005

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