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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 4, 2019

For programmatic questions:
Jon D. Berg

For financial and grants management questions:
Eileen Bermudez


This program (Short Title: Family Treatment Drug Courts) 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. Services must address the needs of the family as a whole and include direct service provision to children of individuals served by the project.

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, local, and territorial governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations

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.

Family treatment drug courts that received an award in FY 2017 or FY 2018 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $425,000 per year
Expected number of awards: 25
Project Period: Up to 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $10,625,000

Application process

Links to program guidance and online application procedures are available on

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

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

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