Assisted Outpatient Treatment

In April of 2014, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which authorized a four year pilot program to award grants for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs for individuals with serious mental illness.

The goal of the pilot program is to improve the health
and social outcomes for the individuals served in the program such as increasing healthcare utilization, improving behavioral health and other health outcomes, and reducing rates of homelessness and incarceration.

The AOT program will prepare and execute evidence-based, recovery oriented, and person-centered treatment plans with consumer input, provide case management and evidence-based serves that support he individual and the treatment plan, ensure individuals are made aware of criteria for AOT completion, and ensure appropriate referrals to medical and social services providers based on the individual?s needs.

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
Mental Health Center Of Denver $ 995,235   2020-07-312024-07-30
Partners Behavioral Health Management $ 1,000,000   2020-07-312024-07-30
Southern Illinois University $ 727,120   2020-07-312024-07-30
Louisiana, Judiciary Courts Of The State Of $ 991,194   2020-07-312024-07-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 1,000,000   2020-07-312024-07-30
Ozark Center $ 940,615   2020-07-312024-07-30
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma Department Of $ 1,000,000   2020-07-312024-07-30
Administrative Office Of The Trial Court $ 1,000,000   2020-07-312024-07-30
Genesee Health System $ 808,173   2020-07-312024-07-30
Calhoun County Community Mental Health Authority $ 549,231   2020-07-312024-07-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 16 awards were made. Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated 16 awards will be made. Fiscal Year 2018: It is estimated 16 awards will be made.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

states, counties, cities mental health systems (including state mental health authorities), mental health courts, or any other entity with authority under the law of the state in which the applicant grantee is located to implement, monitor, and oversee AOT programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, counties, cities mental health systems (including state mental health authorities), mental health courts, or any other entity with authority under the law of the state in which the applicant grantee is located to implement, monitor, and oversee AOT programs.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must provide proof of licensure, accreditation, certification, or chartering to provide substance abuse and/or mental health services or such other credential documentation as specific for a particular topical area. 2. CFT 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Standard application forms, Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 as required by 45 CFR Part 92 for State.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Protecting Access to Medicare Act, of 2014, Section 224, Public Law 113-93, 128 Stat. 1083, 42 U.S.C USC 290aa.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project will be funded for up to 4 years. Payments will be made under an Electronic Transfer System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Application will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 4 years with 12 month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annual progress reports are required by the program officials.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports 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 period.

SAMHSA monitors the grant program through Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA Government Project Officer), conference calls, site visits, and semi-annual 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 record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if the final audit has not been done or findings resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1363-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $12,429,662; FY 17 est $12,599,566; and FY 18 est $12,590,399

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Up to $1,000,000.

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 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: roger.george@samhsa.hhs.gov Phone: 2402761418

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications submitted related to merit, peer review criteria scored, and generally funded in score order.



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