U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts or Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC) seek to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing drug courts. The program recognizes the need for treatment instead of incarceration for individuals with SUDs.
Recipients will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective SUD treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Family drug court applicants will be expected to do the same with an added focus on family preservation and promoting the wellness of the family.
Recipients must use grant funds primarily to support direct services. This includes the following activities:
- Screen and assess clients for the presence of SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and use the information obtained from the screening and assessment to develop appropriate treatment approaches.
- Screen for infectious diseases for which those with substance use disorders are at high risk including HIV and viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, and C) with appropriate referral and follow up to assure treatment if screening tests indicate infection and vaccination for those infectious diseases for which a vaccine is available.
- Provide evidence-based and population appropriate treatment services to meet the unique needs of diverse populations at risk. Treatment services must include the use of FDA-approved medications in the treatment of opioid use disorder, and medication management, outpatient, day treatment (including outreach-based services), intensive outpatient, recovery housing, or residential programs.
- Provide recovery support services (e.g., childcare, vocational, educational, and transportation services) designed to improve access and retention in services.
- Family drug court applicants must provide specific services and supports related to the preservation of the family, including but not limited to, family counseling and family recovery support services.
- Collaborate with community partners to provide comprehensive services (e.g., child welfare agencies or other agencies that can address the needs of children, if applicable).
- Implement the Key Components of the Drug Court Model (see full solicitation for details).
Amount: Approximately $10,000,000 is available to make up to 25 awards ranging up to $400,000 per year for a project period of up to five years.
Eligibility: State, local, and tribal governments with direct involvement with the Adult Treatment Drug Court, Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, or Family Treatment Drug Court, such as:
- 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
- Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town, and individual adult treatment drug courts
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
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