SAMSHA provides grants of 196 mn dollar for opioid use disorders

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Targeted Capacity Expansion:  Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title:  MAT-PDOA) grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT.  This program’s focus is on funding organizations and tribes/tribal organizations within states identified as having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those states with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, based on SAMHSA’s 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).  The desired outcomes include:  1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT 3) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up.

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $196 million to treat opioid use disorder through its Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction Program (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) totaling up to $196 million over 3 years. The new funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorder. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 125 grantees up to $524,670 per year for up to 3 years.

MAT using one of the FDA-approved medications for the maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone products/buprenorphine products including sublingual tablets/film, buccal film, and extended release, long-acting injectable buprenorphine formulations and injectable naltrexone) is a required activity of the program.  MAT is to be provided in combination with comprehensive OUD psychosocial services, including, but not limited to: counseling, behavioral therapies, Recovery Support Services (RSS), and other clinically appropriate services required for individuals to achieve and maintain abstinence from opioids.

Eligibility is limited to the domestic states, political subdivisions within states, and public and private nonprofit organizations in states with the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, as identified by SAMHSA’s 2015 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).  Tribes/tribal organizations across the United States are also eligible to receive funding.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization, and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Urban Indian Organization (UIO) (as identified by the Office of Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Programs through active Title V grants/contracts) means a non-profit corporate body situated in an urban center governed by an urban Indian-controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Individuals and groups, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 503(a) of 25 U .S.C. § 1603. UIOs are not tribes or tribal governments and do not have the same consultation rights or trust relationship with the federal government.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding:
$65,583,803 (At least $5 million will be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes/tribal organizations)
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 125 awards
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $524,670 per year
Length of Project: Up to three years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $524,670 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Funding estimates for this announcement are based on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Last Date for application: Monday, July 9, 2018

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