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Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 16, 2018

For programmatic questions:
Amy Romero

For financial and grants management questions:
Eileen Bermudez


This program provides grants to enhance and expand substance use disorder treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, that use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment for parents with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use disorder and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing.

Required activities include:

  • Providing outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, treatment services for parents and their children
  • Providing direct treatment including screening, assessment, program coordination, and case management services for diverse populations at risk
  • Collaborating with community partners to provide comprehensive services for children that have been affected by prenatal and postnatal exposure to substance use and trauma that could result in deficits, delays, and concerns of a neurological, physical, social-emotional, behavioral, or cognitive nature
  • Providing strategies to strengthen parent child bonding, such as home visits, supervised visits, and family counseling
  • Providing wrap-around recovery support services designed to improve access and retention
  • Coordinating with child welfare agencies for case management, safety planning, reunification, and sharing information across systems

Eligible applicants include:

  • State and local governments, such as the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Single State Agency for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the designated State Drug Court Coordinator, or local governmental unit such as county or city agency with direct involvement with the drug court
  • Tribal court administrator
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations
  • Individual family treatment drug courts

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography including urban, rural, and remote settings and balance among populations of focus and program size.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $425,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $8,500,000
Project Period: Up to 5 years

Application process

Links to program guidance and online application procedures are available on the program website.

SAMHSA has changed its registration and application requirements. It is strongly recommended that applicants begin the registration process 6 weeks in advance of the application deadline.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families · Human services · Mental health · Substance abuse

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