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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families (Youth and Family TREE)

Deadline: April 10, 2018

The Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families grant program (Youth and Family TREE) program seeks to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.

Based on need and identification of traditionally underserved populations, applicants may choose to provide services to adolescents and their families/primary caregivers, transitional aged youth and their families/primary caregivers, or both populations and their families/primary caregivers. Applicants that select transitional aged youth may choose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25). Applicants will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among females and racial and ethnic minority populations to address health disparities.

Effective and quality treatment for adolescent and transitional aged youth includes age and developmentally appropriate evidence-based assessments and practices. In addition, family/primary caregiver involvement in the adolescent and transitional aged youth’s treatment is a key factor in effective treatment and recovery programs. The recipient will be expected to provide a coordinated multi-system family centered approach that will enhance and expand comprehensive evidence-based treatment, including early intervention, and recovery support services to the population of focus. With a comprehensive evidence-based treatment, early intervention, and recovery support system, Youth and Family TREE projects will:

  • Increase the unduplicated number of individuals served with evidence-based services and practices
  • Increase abstinence from the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other substances
  • Increase access, engagement, and retention in treatment
  • Improve parenting skills and family functioning
  • Improve educational, employment, and housing stability
  • Decrease involvement in and exposure to crime and violence
  • Improve mental health
  • Increase access to health services for underserved populations

Amount: A total of $14,616,450 is available (at least $5,000,000 to be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes/tribal organizations) to make a total of 27 awards will that range up to $541,350 per year for up to five years.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • 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
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Public/private nonprofit health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems, or hospital systems
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298795

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