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Offender Reentry Program (ORP)


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Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018

Sponsoring Organization

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 offenders/ex-offenders with SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders to address the reintegration challenges they face as they return to their communities and social systems following release from state and local incarceration and detention centers.

Grant funds must be used to expand SUD treatment services. Applicants must use funds to primarily support direct treatment services such as:

  • Providing direct alcohol and drug substance use and/or co-occurring mental disorder treatment, including screening, assessment, and care management, for target population through outpatient, day treatment including outreach-based services, or intensive outpatient or residential programs
  • Providing "wraparound"/recovery support services, including childcare, vocational, educational, and transportation services, designed to improve access and retention in services
  • Providing drug testing as required for supervision, treatment compliance, and therapeutic intervention
  • Providing case management with a team approach that includes criminal justice supervising authorities, SUD treatment professionals, existing treatment alternatives organizations, pursuit of Medicaid and health insurance eligibility, links to primary and dental care to support long term recovery, and law enforcement as appropriate in the community setting

Applicants must propose activities that support communities developing a comprehensive, multi-agency approach to expanding and/or enhancing SUD treatment and related reentry services.

Intended outcomes include:

  • Increasing the number of individuals served
  • Decreasing recidivism rates
  • Lower rates of substance use
  • Higher rates of employment
  • Increasing housing stability
  • Less involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Improvements in individual and family functioning and well-being
  • Increasing social connectedness
  • Decreasing risky behaviors

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $425,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 16
Estimated total program funding: $6,800,000

Who Can Apply

Domestic public and private entities are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible applicants include:

  • 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 direct client substance abuse 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/substance abuse treatment provider organization must have at least two years of experience as of the due date of the application providing relevant services in the geographic area(s) in which services are to be provided. Official documents must establish that the organization has provided relevant services for the last two years.
  • Each mental health/substance abuse 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.

Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the program guidance.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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

Pre-application webinar recording and slides


For programmatic questions:
Jon D. Berg

For grants management or budget questions:
Eileen Bermudez

Rural Awards

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

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Incorporated in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, used funds to provide culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed outpatient SUD treatment and recovery services to underserved populations.
  • Westcare Tennessee, Incorporated in Dandridge, Tennessee, used funds to deliver evidence-based behavioral health treatment and recovery services for individuals returning to their communities from incarceration.

Topics This Program Addresses

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