Friday, March 23, 2012

Grant Opportunity: Offender Reentry Program. Deadline: May 1, 2012

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

FY 2012 Grant Request for Applications (RFA) 

Offender Reentry Program
Short Title: ORP

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-12-003
Posting on March 19, 2012
Original Receipt date: May 1, 2012

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No. : 93.243

Key Dates

Application DeadlineApplications are due by May 1, 2012.
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372)Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency CoordinationApplicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services.
The Offender Reentry Program (hereafter referred to as ORP), provides an opportunity for stakeholders to work together to give adult offenders/ex-offenders with substance use and/or co-occurring mental disorders the opportunity to improve their lives, including recovery from substance use and mental disorders and developing the capacity and skills to become fully-functioning parents, employees and citizens. SAMHSA's interest is to actively support and shape offender reentry treatment partnerships so that clinical needs are met and clients are treated using evidence-based practices consistent with the disease model and the problem-solving model, rather than with the traditional criminal justice model. A long-term goal of this program is to build sustainable systems of care for adults needing substance abuse treatment and recovery support services as they return to the community from incarceration. In alignment with the goals of SAMHSA's Strategic Initiative: "Trauma and Justice", this program will help "reduce the pervasive, harmful, and costly health impact of violence and trauma by integrating trauma-informed approaches throughout health, behavioral health, and related systems and addressing the behavioral health needs of people involved in or at risk of involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice systems". By providing needed treatment and recovery services, this program is intended to reduce the health and social costs of substance abuse and dependence to the public, and increase the safety of America's citizens by reducing substance abuse related crime and violence. (See Appendix J for additional background information.)
ORP is one of SAMHSA's services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.
Offender Reentry Program grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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