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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects

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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
Mar 25, 2019

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Eileen Bermudez


The Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects Program (Short Title: TCE – Special Projects) provides grants to develop and implement evidence-based, targeted strategies for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provision to address a specific population or area of focus identified by a community.

Required activities include:

  • 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
  • Provide evidence-based and population appropriate treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of diverse populations at risk
  • Provide recovery support services, such as vocational, educational, and transportation services designed to improve access and retention in services
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit and engage clients in care to ensure that clients with the greatest need are being served
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide comprehensive services

Allowable activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement tobacco cessation programs, activities, and/or strategies
  • Utilize innovative strategies such as the implementation of ECHO-based models of care to increase and expand the reach of service provision and address barriers to treatment
  • Up to $25,000 of the total grant award for the budget period can be used for the purchase of Technical Assistance.

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, such as LGBT, individuals using methamphetamine or other stimulants, individuals living in rural areas, or individuals who misuse alcohol. Applicants may also choose a specific area of focus, such as the expansion of telehealth or peer recovery support services.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territory governments
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as counties, cities, or towns
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Community-based and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $375,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 22
Estimated total program funding: $8,300,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Human services · Networking and collaboration · Substance use and misuse

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