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Grants to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts)


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Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2024


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Grants funding to increase the availability of and access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services (RSS) in existing drug courts that use the problem solving court model, including adult treatment drug courts (ATDCs), family treatment drug courts (FTDCs), or adult tribal healing to wellness courts (ATHWCs). Provides participants with a range of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, recovery support, and other services for individuals with SUD involved with the justice system. Promotes a coordinated, multi-system approach that combines the sanctioning power of drug courts with comprehensive SUD treatment services in order to break the cycle of alcohol and/or drug use, mental disorders, crime, and incarceration.

Required program activities include:

  • Screening and assessing clients for the presence of SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD), and using this information to develop appropriate treatment approaches
  • Screening for infectious diseases, such as HIV, syphilis, and viral hepatitis A, B, and C, that pose a high risk for people with SUD and ensuring appropriate referral and follow up to treatment
  • Providing evidence-based and population appropriate treatment services to meet the unique needs of diverse populations at risk, including the use of medications, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), and medication management in outpatient, day treatment that includes outreach-based services, intensive outpatient, or residential programs
  • Providing RSS, including childcare, supported employment, skill training, and transportation services, designed to improve access and retention in services
  • Providing services and supports, such as family counseling and family recovery support services, to help preserve families
  • Collaborating with community partners to provide comprehensive services to diverse populations
  • Provide comprehensive case management plans that directly address risks for recidivism and deliver or facilitate appropriate services
  • Implementing the key components of the drug court model
  • Provide language access services

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $400,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 61
Estimated total program funding: $24,400,000

At least 3 awards will be made to Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and at least 12 awards will be made to FTDCs pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Drug courts
  • Indian tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Health facilities
  • Programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Community- and faith-based organizations
  • Other public or private non-profit entities

Preference points will be awarded to applicants that are drug courts or the government entity applying on behalf of the drug court(s).

Eligible adult drug court models include ATDCs, driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) courts, co-occurring drug and mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, reentry courts, recovery courts, and municipal courts using the problem-solving model. ATHWCs and FTDCs are eligible to apply.

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for mental health, SUD treatment, and recovery support services 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 1 provider organization may be involved.
  • Each mental health/SUD treatment provider organization must have at least 2 years experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/SUD 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.

Grantees that received a Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts award under announcements TI-20-003, TI-22-010, and TI-23-007 in FY 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 are not eligible for this funding opportunity.

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What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information is available in the funding announcement.

An eligible entity may apply on behalf of 1 or more ATDC, FTDC, or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, either through a single application or several applications.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For programmatic or technical questions:
Jon Berg

For grants management or budget questions:

For grant review process and application status questions:
Gabriela Porter

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Habersham County in Georgia received funding for the Mountain Judicial Circuit Accountability Courts, which consists of 5 treatment court programs serving vulnerable populations in the rural northeast Georgia mountains. The project will serve approximately 417 individuals, providing recovery support services, substance use and health screening, clinical assessments, emergency housing and transportation assistance, psychological evaluations, and family-focused and trauma-informed treatment interventions.
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community in Wisconsin used funds for a wellness court enhancement project that will serve 75 eligible adult clients diagnosed with substance use disorder by providing expanded screening, use of evidence-based practices, wrap-around services, and community outreach and collaboration to support client success and reduce recidivism.
  • County of Logan in Ohio was awarded funding to address increases in fentanyl, opiate and methamphetamine use, overdoses, and overdose deaths in their rural community by sustaining the activities of the Adult Recovery Court. The project will hire a dedicated case manager for the court and will expand evidenced based treatments, recovery support systems and sober living opportunities to 177 participants.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Harm Reduction • Justice System • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment