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Expired: October 31, 2019

FY18 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for grants the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT). Grants will be made with FY18 RSAT funds. A total of $700,000 in funding shall be made available to local government agencies for corrections-based or jail-based substance use disorder treatment or aftercare programs that meet the criteria detailed in the notice of funding opportunity for use over a period of 12 months.Application deadline: October 31, 2019

Program Requirements

This grant will fund programs in the following categories which are defined below.

  1. Corrections-based substance use disorder treatment
  2. Jail-based substance use disorder treatment
  3. Aftercare services

Corrections-based substance use disorder treatment

Programs must:

  • Engage participants for a period between six and 12 months.
  • Provide residential treatment facilities set apart from the general correctional population. This can be a completely separate facility or dedicated housing unit in a facility exclusively for RSAT participants.
  • Focus on the inmate’s substance use diagnosis and addiction-related needs.
  • Develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance use and related problems.
  • 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.
  • Prepare participants for successful community reintegration, including post-release referral to appropriate evidence-based aftercare treatment and service providers that support the use of medication-assisted treatment.

If possible, RSAT participation should be limited to inmates with six to 12 months remaining in their confinement so they can be released from prison instead of returning to the general prison population after completing the program.Program design must be based on effective, scientific practices.

Jail-based substance use disorder treatment

Programs must:

  • Engage participants for at least three months.
  • Focus on the inmate’s substance use diagnosis and addiction-related needs.
  • Develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance use and related problems with emphasis on the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • 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.
  • Prepare participants for successful community reintegration, including post-release referral to appropriate evidence-based aftercare treatment and service providers that support the use of medication assisted treatment.
  • If possible, jail-based programs should separate the treatment population from the general correctional population and program design should be based on effective, scientific practices.

Aftercare Services

Substance use disorder treatment, established or implemented with assistance provided under RSAT, must provide aftercare services.

Programs must:

  • Involve coordination between the correctional treatment program, post-release supervision officer, and other social service and rehabilitation programs and services.
  • Work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance use disorder treatment to assist in the placement of program participants into community substance use disorder treatment programs or services on release.
  • Provide reentering individuals with comprehensive care coordination prior to and upon release from the facility. This includes a comprehensive reentry plan for aftercare services, other needs, and resources. It is most successfully accomplished when institution staff initiates linkages with aftercare agencies and services outside of the institution, including social services and/or treatment services, parole, and case management [1]. Continuity between prison and community can reduce re-offense rates [2].

In addition:

  • To qualify as an aftercare program, the head of the substance use disorder treatment program must work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance use disorder treatment to assist in the placement of program participants into community substance use disorder treatment programs or services on release.

Effective correctional and aftercare programming is most effective if they are structured, cognitive-behavioral, and skills-based. Approaches such as Alcoholics Anonymous or faith/spiritual-based services do not meet the standard for correctional or treatment programs [3].

  1. SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 30: Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from Institution to Community. https://bit.ly/2I2OaPJ
  2. Serin, R. & Crime and Justice Institute. (2005). Evidence-based practices: Principles for enhancing correctional results in prisons. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections.
  3. Serin, R. & Crime and Justice Institute. (2005). Evidence-based practices: Principles for enhancing correctional results in prisons. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections.; Broome, K. M., Simpson, D. D., & Joe, G. W. (2002). The role of social support following short-term inpatient treatment. The American Journal on Addictions, 11, 57-65.; see also Chapter 4 in the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. https://bit.ly/2MBQG2N

Eligibility Information

Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, https://grants.illinois.gov/portal/ to become eligible to apply for an award. Applicants must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the period of performance start date, April 1, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Deadline

Completed application materials must be emailed to CJA.2019rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2019 to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Available Funds

Grants available through this funding opportunity are a portion of FY18 RSAT funds. A minimum of $700,000 dollars will be made available through this funding opportunity.

Period of Performance

Funding is available for the period of April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. Based on program performance and fund availability, the ICJIA may recommend allocation of funding to support an additional 24 months.

Timeline

TaskDate
NOFO PostedSeptember 5, 2019
NOFO question submission deadlineOctober 24, 2019
Applications DueOctober 31, 2019
Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designationsDecember 2019
Projected program start dateApril 1, 2020

Reporting

Recipients must submit periodic financial reports, periodic performance reports, final financial and performance reports, and, a calendar year end financial report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

In addition, funded programs will be required to report performance measures through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance portal at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov.

Required Documents

The following documents must be emailed to CJA.2019rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov by the 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2019 deadline for application review. Click the links below to download copies.

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Questions

Questions regarding this NOFO may be submitted to CJA.2019rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov until 11:59 p.m., October 24, 2019. Questions and responses will be posted at https://grants.icjia.cloud.

Contact Information

Shataun D. Hailey

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

300 West Adams, Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60606

CJA.2019rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov