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SAMHSA announces $13 million in three-year reentry grants

February 20, 2013
by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
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Agency envisions ten grants to smooth way from incarceration to community-based supports

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Offender Reentry Program grants totaling $12.9 million over the next three years. The grants are aimed at expanding or enhancing substance abuse treatment, recovery, and reentry services to adult offenders who are returning to the community from incarceration.  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. 

This grant program is expected to provide up to an estimated 10 grant awards with an award amount of up to $430,000 a year each for up to three years. 

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities. [See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.]

HOW TO APPLY: You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-13-007 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/apply.aspx.

Applications must be submitted through http://www.grants.gov. Please refer to Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications” of this RFA for more information.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on April 16, 2013. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jon D. Berg, at (240) 276-1609 or Jon.Berg@samhsa.hhs.gov.

For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or Eileen.Bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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