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Adult Reentry Program (AR Program)


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Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2023


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Provides funds to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services as needed to sentenced adults in the criminal justice system with SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Aims to reduce substance use and justice system involvement by addressing the reintegration challenges for the target population as they return to their communities following release from state and local incarceration and detention centers.

Required activities include:

  • Provide services within 4 months of award in identified correctional facility or facilities, and start transitional planning and community-based treatment services as soon as possible
  • Collaborate closely with probation and parole to ensure effective screening, assessment, and transition of individuals at risk of a probation/parole violation and to ensure equitable inclusion of racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minority groups
  • Screen and assess clients for the presence of SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and use this information to develop person-centered treatment approaches
  • Provide treatment services to meet the unique needs of diverse populations at risk, including Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications in the treatment of opioid and/or alcohol use disorder, medication management, outpatient, day treatment, outreach-based services, intensive outpatient, or residential programs
  • Offer recovery support services, such as recovery housing, peer support services, childcare, supported employment, skills training and development, and transportation services
  • Conduct drug testing as required for supervision, treatment adherence, and therapeutic intervention
  • Provide case management, utilizing a team approach, that will help participants obtain health insurance/Medicaid and connect them to primary and dental care, recovery community organizations, and law enforcement in the community
  • Require the development of comprehensive, person-centered case management plans that directly address risk factors for recidivism, as determined by validated risk assessments, and include delivery or facilitation of services, including substance use and cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Screen for infectious diseases such as HIV and viral hepatitis A, B, and C, with appropriate referral and follow-up to treatment and vaccination, as appropriate
  • Develop and implement a plan to provide training on behavioral health implementation for the national culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards for staff working with the target population
  • Monitor race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity of enrollees in the program to address equity among population groups

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $400,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 33
Estimated total program funding: $13,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Domestic public and private nonprofit entities
  • State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for SUD treatment 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 one 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 an Offender Reentry Program award under announcement TI-18- 003 in fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020 are not eligible to apply for this opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For programmatic questions:
Jon D. Berg

For grants management or budget questions:

For programmatic questions:
Sara Fleming

Rural Awards

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

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Stigler Health and Wellness Center in Oklahoma received funds to provide case management, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and recovery services across a 6-county rural service area in eastern Oklahoma. The target population is adults diagnosed with SUD who are on parole/probation and those incarcerated in local jails preparing to reenter the community.
  • Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky was awarded a grant to establish the Big Sandy Adult Reentry Program to serve 7 rural counties in eastern Kentucky. The program will expand SUD treatment, recovery, and reentry services to adults with SUD and/or COD in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center and to individuals at risk of re-incarceration due to a probation/parole violation.
  • Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma received a grant to expand SUD treatment, recovery, and reentry services, with the goal of reducing criminal justice involvement and substance use for sentenced adults in the tribal justice system, while improving housing stability, employment, social connectedness, behavioral and health outcomes for this population.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Harm Reduction • Housing and Homelessness • Infectious Diseases • Justice System • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Naloxone • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment