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Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion Through the Use of Technology Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC)

Link

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-16-001

Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grants.gov)

Deadline

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016

Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Purpose

Provides funds to support the use of technology in healthcare services to improve and expand substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health treatment services for medically underserved and special needs youth and adults, which includes:

  • Elderly
  • Ethnic and racial minorities
  • Individuals involved in the criminal justice system
  • Individuals residing in rural areas that lack access to healthcare services due to location, transportation barriers, or provider shortages for primary care, substance use, and mental health treatment
  • Individuals unable to access behavioral health services due to financial constraints

Eligible funding activities center on efforts to expand or enhance SUD treatment services and use funds to support allowable direct healthcare services and electronic health record (EHR) infrastructure, including:

  • Purchase and maintenance of online services and applications that enhance substance abuse treatment
  • Acquisition and servicing of internet and mobile programs that provide accessible and convenient data to patients and providers
  • Purchase and upkeep of online support groups and health records, including instructional tutorials for the user
  • Purchase of health monitoring technology such as iPhones, iPads, Androids, or other smart devices
  • Implementation of recovery support services

Expected program outcomes include:

  • Sharing of satisfactory treatment approaches and outcomes among healthcare providers
  • Increased patient participation in treatment services
  • More frequent monitoring of individual health conditions
  • Improved rehabilitation and recovery rates

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $280,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 13
Estimated total program funding: $3,600,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client services, including substance abuse treatment, appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be the applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than one provider organization may be involved.
  • A provider organization must demonstrate the commitment to the project of partners who bring additional expertise or services to the project.
  • A provider organization with at least two years of experience using electronic systems for direct technology-based client substance use disorder treatment services appropriate to the grant must be involved in the proposed project. The provider may be an applicant or another organization committed to the project. More than one provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/substance use disorder treatment provider organization must have at least 2 years experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/substance use disorder treatment provider organization must comply with all applicable local, city, county, and state licensing, accreditation, and certification requirements, as of the due date of the application

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

What This Program Funds

Equipment • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and information about the online application process are available in part I and part II of the funding announcement.

Contact

For programmatic questions:
Wilson J. Washington, Jr.
240-276-2973
Wilson.Washington@samhsa.hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez
240-276-1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

A rural community in Lawrenceburg, Indiana received funding for the Community Mental Health Center. Funds were awarded to offer SUD services by enhancing the EHR infrastructure, administering evidence-based practices, and implementing a mobile SUD recovery application.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Elderly People • Health and Wellness • Infrastructure • Justice System • Mental Health • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Treatment • Youth