Developing Evidence-Based Assessments, Youth Treatment and Recovery Services for Youth
On October 21, 2016, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation.
Based on need, applicants may choose to provide services to adolescents (ages 12-18) and their families/primary caregivers, transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families/primary caregivers, or both these populations and their families/primary caregivers. Applicants that select transitional aged youth may choose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25).
YT-I is a combination of infrastructure improvement and direct treatment service delivery. These grants are designed to bring together stakeholders across the systems serving the populations of focus to strengthen an existing coordinated network that will enhance/expand treatment services, develop policies, expand workforce capacity, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the integration and efficiency of SUD treatment, and recovery support system. This system will serve as a model throughout the state to be replicated.
This FOA plans to award approximately $9.6 million to develop evidence-based assessments, treatment, and recovery services for youth and young adults with substance use and mental health issues.
The expected client-level outcomes of the program include increased rates of abstinence; enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment; social connectedness; and decreased criminal and juvenile justice involvement for the population of focus. Grantees will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among the adolescent and transitional aged youth populations who are vulnerable to health disparities.
Eligible applicants are:
- State governments; and
- Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations.
The deadline is Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
All questions and comments should be directed to email Twyla Adams or call (240) 276-1576.