Blog: Funding

CSAT Travel Awards for 2010 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference

The following is reprinted from the State of Oregon's Mental Health and Addiction Services email digest. I made a few minor edits and added an image by Marxchivist.

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-CSAT_rocket-shipEvery year, CSAT sends a small number of addiction counselors, supervisors, educators and community agency administrators to the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), one of the bst week-long conferences on the latest drug treatment research in the world. The 2010 CPDD will be held June 12-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. All expenses are covered for those selected. Please note the January 10 deadline for applications. 
CSAT Travel Awards

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will sponsor up to 30 Travel Awards for substance abuse treatment practitioners to attend the 2010 CPDD meeting. All expenses will be covered: i.e., conference registration, airfare, travel to and from the airport, and hotel accommodation. To be eligible, candidates must hold full-time employment as a director or clinical supervisor in a substance abuse treatment program and not be an employee of the federal government. Further, your direct supervisor will need to agree to allow you to attend if you are selected. Only one award will be given to any specific program. Previous CSAT travel award recipients are not eligible to apply. Applicants will be sent e-mails by the end of March indicating award status. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Opportunity: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Networks

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-peer-recovery-support-grants-moneyOne of the most difficult things for adolescent substance abuse treatment service systems to do is to support teens in recovery.
Fostering peer support has long been seen as critical in adult recovery, but duplicating that for teens raises difficult-to-solve issues of liability and concern for their safety. 
Nevertheless, there's no question that peer support could be a powerful tool for teens in recovery, and many communities are looking at ways to accomplish it. Furthermore, new technological tools, like this iPhone app for 12 Step participants, may address some common barriers.
And now the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a small number of grants to commmunities wishing to build peer-to-peer recovery support services. (It would be great if one of the grantees focused specifically on adolescents in the justice system.) Deadline is February 10, 2010. 
However, note that the grant application specifies that "peer services must be designed and delivered primarily by individuals in recovery to meet the targeted community’s recovery support needs, as the community defines them." It also draws a sharp distinction between peer recovery and aftercare. 

CSAT Announces New Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Grants (Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Providers, Take Note!)

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-funding-CSAT-recovery-grants-smartiesHelp for Your Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment System

Want to expand or improve your local recovery-oriented system of care for adolescents in the juvenile justice system who have alcohol and drug problems?
The federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has just announced new grants to help you do that. (The grant guidelines allow each applicant to specify a target population; my guess is that the proportion of applications submitted that focus on juveniles will be much smaller than those focusing on adults.) 
Up to 12 grants will be awarded with the anticipated award being up to $400,000/year for up to 3 years.
Deadline to Apply

And some more good news: you have until January 14, 2010 to submit your application. 

Juvenile Justice and Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Funding: Trainings Galore!

juvenile-justice-system-trainings-Georgia-classroom-1940sSeems to be the season for training folks in the juvenile justice system:

  • The National Partnership for Juvenile Services is hosting a national symposium on juvenile services entitled "Representing America’s Youth:
    Transforming the Field of Juvenile Services," in Indiananopolis, October 11-14. Agenda topics include:
    • Juvenile Detention & Corrections
    • Education of Youth in Confinement
    • Community-Based & Residential Care
    • Presentation Skills & Training Techniques
    • Critical Issues

Funding Opportunity from Threshold Foundation

Threshold Foundation is a donor-based fund that seeks to ensure human rights for youth impacted by the criminal justice and drug policy systems, and political rights for those in historically  disenfranchised communities. The foundation's Justice & Democracy Committee is accepting letters of intent (LOIs) no later than September 25 from non-profit organizations working in the following focus areas:

Funding: Juvenile Mentors for Youth Leaving Incarceration

juvenile-mentoring-money-picture-of-smarties-with-dollar-signsThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is providing more funding for mentors of youth under the "Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative." Grantees will receive up to $625,000 for three years; awards require a 25% match (cash or in-kind); proposals are due June 15, 2009.

CSAT - Two Grants Available for Adolescents Needing Treatment

Smarties with dollar signsThanks to Join Together, we've got information about two new grants available from the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT): 

  1. Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants - These focus on treating adolescents in a holistic way. They are designed to "provide substance-abuse services to adolescents, their families/primary caregivers and older transition-age youth and where appropriate, any significant others/mentors or other appropriate adults." Grantees will be trained in and implement the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and the Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) protocol. Deadline April 24th.
  2. Even more funds are available for the Offender Reentry Program grants, which seek to "expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced juvenile and adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal/juvenile offenses." Deadline May 21st.

Federal Funding for New Reclaiming Futures Sites

moneyRunning a juvenile drug court? Interested in adopting the Reclaiming Futures model?
Good news: there's $3.675 million available to help you do it, thanks to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), acting in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Youth Mentoring: $97.5 Million Available From OJJDP

money raining on man Youth mentoring for teens in the justice system will get a huge boost, thanks to the stimulus plan. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will be awarding $97.5 million (-!-) in  two categories. Info from the website: 
Recovery Act Local Youth Mentoring Initiative
In an effort to reduce juvenile delinquency, violence, gang participation, school failure, and drop-out rates, OJJDP is issuing this solicitation to support local organizations that develop, implement, or expand local mentoring programs leading to measurable, positive outcomes for at-risk youth.
Recovery Act National Youth Mentoring Programs
This solicitation invites applicants to propose initiatives ready for implementation that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other such situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services.
Applications are due April 20.

Roundup: A&D Prevention Saves Money (Lots); Study Shows Providers Can Safely Cut Paperwork (Lots); Treatment Fellows Meet, and More


  • A new Iowa State University study shows that $1 invested in prevention saves $10, according to JoinTogether.
  • JoinTogether also reports on a study from the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment that treatment providers can cut up to 6 hours of paperwork per client, without compromising quality of care. Interestingly enough, the researchers teamed up with the director of the Delaware agency overseeing alcohol and drug treatment to survey and work with all substance abuse treatment programs statewide on reducing their paperwork burden. The six-month effort yielded significant positive results - not least an improved relationship between providers and the state.

Roundup: New Drug Czar Confirmed; Rethinking Drinking; Money for Mentoring; and More

  • As expected, R. Gil Kerlikowske has been officially named America's "Drug Czar", according to Join Together. While the former Seattle police chief seems to be a good choice, the "drug czar" positoin will no longer be part of the President's Cabinet. Though this might suggest that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will have reduced influence on policy, apparently Vice President Joe Biden will also be working on the issue. (See coverage in The New York Times and The Washington Post.)