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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Targeted Capacity Expansion – Special Projects

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Targeted Capacity Expansion – Special Projects (TCE–Special Projects) grants seek to develop and implement targeted strategies for substance use disorder treatment provision to address a specific population or area of focus identified by the community. The purpose of the TCE-Special Projects program is to address an unmet need or underserved population. This program aims to enable a community to identify the specific need or population it wishes to address through the provision of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and/or recovery support services.

TCE-Special Projects grants will help local communities in dealing with the specific needs of the individuals in their communities who have a substance use disorder and/or substance use disorder and mental illness. This program is designed to allow the applicant organization to identify the specific need it wishes to address in its program. This may be a specific underserved population: LGBT individuals, individuals using methamphetamine or other stimulants, individuals living in rural areas, individuals who misuse alcohol, etc. Applicants may also choose to expand/enhance a specific area of focus, e.g., expansion of telehealth, expansion of peer recovery support services, etc. These populations and areas of focus are simply examples. Applicant organizations are encouraged to carefully assess specific needs and propose a project focus based on those needs.

The following activities will be required for the specified population/area of focus:

  • Screen and assess clients for the presence of SUD (substance use disorder) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and use the information obtained from the screening and assessment to develop appropriate treatment approaches.
  • Provide evidence based and population appropriate treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of diverse populations at risk.
  • Treatment services include medication delivery and management, outpatient, day treatment (including outreach-based services), intensive outpatient, recovery housing, or residential programs. Note: If the area of focus is the delivery of peer recovery support services, the provision of clinical treatment services may not be required; however, recovery support service provision for substance use disorder will be required.
  • Provide recovery support services (e.g., vocational, educational, and transportation services) designed to improve access and retention in services. Note: Grant funds may be used to purchase such services from another provider.
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit and engage clients in care to ensure that clients with the greatest need are being served by the program.
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide comprehensive services.

Amount: A total of $8,300,000 is available to make up to 22 awards that range up to $375,000 per year for up to three years.

Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities. Additionally, applicants must meet three requirements related to the provision of services:

  • A provider organization for direct client substance abuse treatment services appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than one provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/substance abuse treatment provider organization must have at least two years of experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/substance abuse treatment provider organization must comply with all applicable local (city, county) and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-19-007

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