Offender Reentry Program Grants

Programs that expand access to addiction treatment and related services for criminal offenders reentering society from jails and prisons may apply for grants of up to $400,000 from the Offender Reentry Program, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

“The purpose of this program is 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,” according to SAMHSA. “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 for the populations of focus. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional or juvenile facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services.”

Up to 17 awards will be made under the $13-million program in FY2010. Domestic public and private nonprofit organizations may apply.

Application deadline is Feb. 2, 2010. For full details, see the grant announcement online.

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