Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

 

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) RSAT for State Prisoners Program seeks to break the cycle of drug addiction and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs. The RSAT for State Prisoners Program assists states with developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs within state correctional facilities, as well as within local correctional and detention facilities, in which inmates are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment. The program encourages the establishment and maintenance of drug-free prisons and jails and developing and implementing specialized residential substance abuse treatment programs that identify and provide appropriate treatment to inmates with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders or challenges.
RSAT’s objectives are to: 

  • Enhance the capabilities of states and units of local and tribal governments to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates.
  • Prepare individuals for reintegration into communities. 
  • Assist individuals and communities through the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

Intent to Apply Due July 1, 2022

Please complete and submit intent to apply no later than July 1, 2022, by 5:00 PM to indicate that you will be applying for funds.  The intent to apply requires the following information: organization/agency name, contact person, phone number, email, location of facility, including whether it is federally designated as rural or is located in a tribal area, and eligible facility type (state correctional facilities or local correctional and detention facilities).

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THIS INTENT TO APPLY INFORMATION MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM APPLYING.

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Project Details

Project Application Due Date

July 29, 2022

Amount Available

The state receives an annual RSAT for State Prisoners Program Formula Grant award which is considered non-competitive.

The amount available for FY 2020 subawards is $407,354.

Funds available for local correctional facilities are restricted to 10% of the total allocation or $40,735. 

Award period

October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024

Additional Information

RSAT Program funds may be used to implement three types of programs: residential, jail-based, and aftercare. 

Of funding that may be allocated to local correctional and detention facilities, priority consideration will be given to support programs in rural and tribal areas.

Residential

The RSAT Program requirements to support and implement a residential program, which engages inmates for a period of between 6 and 12 months are to: 

  • Require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants, including both periodic and random testing, and for former participants while they remain in the custody of the state or local government.
  • Provide residential treatment facilities set apart—in a separate facility or dedicated housing unit in a facility exclusively for use by RSAT participants—from the general correctional population.
  • Ensure that individuals who participate in the BJA-funded substance abuse treatment program will be provided with aftercare services when they leave incarceration.
  • Aftercare services must involve coordination of the correctional facility treatment program with other human service and rehabilitation programs such as educational and job training programs, parole supervision programs, half-way house programs, and participation in self-help and peer group programs that may aid in the rehabilitation of individuals in the substance abuse treatment program.
  • Coordinate with the federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and aftercare services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Whenever possible, RSAT residential program participation should be limited to inmates with 6 to 12 months remaining in their confinement. 
 

Jail-based

The RSAT Program requirements to support and implement a jail-based program, which engages inmates for at least 3 months, are to:

  • Require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants, including both periodic and random testing, and for former participants while they remain in the custody of the state or local government.
  • Provide residential treatment facilities set apart—in a separate facility or dedicated housing unit in a facility exclusively for use by RSAT participants—from the general correctional population.
  • Ensure that individuals who participate in the BJA-funded substance abuse treatment program will be provided with aftercare services when they leave incarceration.
  • Aftercare services must involve coordination of the correctional facility treatment program with other human service and rehabilitation programs such as educational and job training programs, parole supervision programs, half-way house programs, and participation in self-help and peer group programs that may aid in the rehabilitation of individuals in the substance abuse treatment program.
  • Coordinate with the federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and aftercare services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Aftercare

The RSAT Program requirements to support and implement an aftercare program, which engages inmates for at least 3 months, are to:

  • Aftercare services must involve coordination of the correctional facility treatment program with other human service and rehabilitation programs such as educational and job training programs, parole supervision programs, half-way house programs, and participation in self-help and peer group programs that may aid in the rehabilitation of individuals in the substance abuse treatment program.
  • Coordinate with the federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and aftercare services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Match/Other Budget Considerations:

This funding opportunity requires a 25% cash or in-kind match.

Note:  Federal funds cannot be used as matching funds.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility

Applicants for these funds must be state correctional facilities or local correctional and detention facilities, in which residential substance abuse treatment programs are being developed and implemented with inmates with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders or challenges and who are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment.

Of funding that may be allocated to local correctional and detention facilities, priority consideration will be given to support programs in rural and tribal areas.

Intent to Apply Due July 1

Please submit intent to apply to the Division of Criminal Justice no later than July 1, 2022, by 5:00 PM.

FAILURE TO SUBMIT THIS INTENT TO APPLY INFORMATION MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM APPLYING.

Next Steps

Once your Intent to Apply has been approved, you will be informed of the amount you are eligible to apply for and provided with application instructions. 

Project Materials

Grant announcement, project applications and instructions can be obtained through the online application system ZOOMGRANTS.
 

Project Submission

Project applications must be submitted online (ZOOMGRANTS) on or before FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022.

PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.

Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding.

Questions?

For questions regarding the RSAT application, other than technical issues, please email Amy Miller or call 720.357.4962.

If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZoomGrants, please contact the DCJ Grant System Manager.