Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services-Access to Recovery

To implement voucher programs for substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services pursuant to sections 501 (d)(5) and 509 of Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.

sections 290aa(d)(5) and 290bb-2).

This program, called Access to Recovery (ATR), is to provide client choice
among substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support service providers, expand access to a comprehensive array of clinical treatment and recovery support options (including faith-based programmatic options), and increase substance abuse treatment capacity.

Monitoring outcomes, tracking costs, and preventing waste, fraud and abuse to ensure accountability and effectiveness in the use of Federal funds are also important elements of the ATR program.

Through the ATR grants, States, Territories, the District of Columbia and Tribal Organizations (hereinafter collectively referred to as 'States') will have flexibility in designing and implementing voucher programs to meet the needs of clients in the State.

The key to successful implementation of the voucher programs supported by the ATR grants will be the relationship between the States and clients receiving services, to ensure that clients have a genuine, free, and independent choice among eligible providers.

States are encouraged to support any mixture of clinical treatment and recovery support services that can be expected to achieve the program's goal of achieving cost-effective, successful outcomes for the largest number of people.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address

http://www.samhsa.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Southcentral Foundation $ 10,230,971   2010-09-302015-09-29
Human Services, Utah Department Of $ 10,470,786   2010-09-302015-09-29
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 13,119,440   2010-09-302015-09-29
Research Foundation For Mental Hygiene, Inc. $ 13,119,440   2010-09-302015-09-29
Health And Welfare, Idaho Department Of $ 12,180,300   2010-09-302015-03-31
Mental Health, Missouri Department Of $ 13,255,505   2010-09-302015-03-31
Social And Health Services, Washington State Department Of $ 13,119,440   2010-09-302015-03-31
Inter-tribal Council Of Michigan, Inc $ 13,119,440   2010-09-302015-03-31
Oglala Sioux Tribe Of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation $ 8,903,541   2010-09-302015-03-31
Arkansas Department Of Human Services $ 12,650,900   2010-09-302015-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds (including direct costs and indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved activities.

Funds may be used for 15 percent administrative cost and 85 percent voucher.

Also follow the policies and procedures that applies to the eligible entity.

For ATRIII, No more than 20% of the grant award may be used for administrative purposes for all ATR grantees.

The 20% administrative cap is based on a four year average.

Funds may be used for 15 percent administrative costs and 85 percent voucher services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility for Access to Recovery (ATR) grants is limited to the immediate office of the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor) in the States, Territories, District of Columbia; or the head of a Tribal Organization.

(A 'Tribal Organization' means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe or any legally established organization of Indians, including urban Indian health boards, inter-tribal councils, or regional Indian health boards, 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 an organization.) The Chief Executive of the State, Territory, or District of Columbia, or the head of the Tribal Organization must sign the application.

Eligibility is limited to the immediate office of these Chief Executives because only they have the authority to leverage funding across the State, implement the necessary policy changes, manage the fiscal responsibilities, and coordinate the range of programs necessary for successful implementation of the voucher programs to be funded through these grants.

No more than on application from any one Chief Executive or head of a Tribal Organization will be funded.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligibility for Access to Recovery (ATR) grants is limited to the immediate office of the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor) in the States, Territories, District of Columbia; or the head of a Tribal Organization' means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe or any legally established organization of Indians, including urban health boards, inter-tribal councils, or regional Indian health boards, 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 an organization.).

Credentials/Documentation

The Chief Executive of the State, Territory, or District of Columbia, or the head of the Tribal Organization must sign the application. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must comply with the following requirements, or they will be screened out and will not be reviewed: Use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 form; Application submission requirements in Section IV-3 of this document; and Formatting requirements provided in Section IV-2.4 of this document. Applicants also may download the required documents from the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.gov . Includes the face page, budget forms, and checklist. Applicants must use the SF-424 application form. Applications not submitted on the SF-424 will be screened out and will not be reviewed. Request for Applications (RFA)-Includes instructions for the grant application. This document is the RFA.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Public Health Act, Section 501(d)(5), 509, Public Law 106-310, 42 U.S.C 290aad5-290bb-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applications will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 3 years with 12-month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: SAMHSA, Grants Management Office notifies grantees through a Notice of Award (NoA).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Monthly program reports are required by the program officials.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress report are required by the program officials.

The (SF-425) Federal Financial Report is required by SAMHSA, Division of Grants Management 90 days after the end of each 12 month period and 90 days after the final 12 month budget period.

SAMHSA monitors the grant program through Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA Government Project Officer), conference calls, site visits, and monthly and quarterly reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

There is a 3-year records retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1364-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR Part 75 and the HHS Grant Policy Statement, terms and conditions of award

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Roger George 5600 Fisher Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: roger.george@samhsa.hhs.gov Phone: 2402761418

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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