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Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and Their Families (Youth and Family TREE)


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Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Offers funding to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents aged 12-18 and transitional aged youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD), as well as their families/primary caregivers. Follows a coordinated, multi-system, family-centered approach to develop and implement age and developmentally appropriate, evidence-based assessments and practices to improve quality and effectiveness of interventions. Identifies and reduces differences in access, service use, and outcomes among females, and racial and ethnic minorities to address health disparities.

Required program activities include:

  • Providing a comprehensive, family-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based, coordinated, and integrated outpatient system of care, which includes early intervention and recovery support services, evidence-based screening, assessment, treatment, and wrap-around services
  • Increasing access to comprehensive treatment services to a larger number of unduplicated youth clients or to family members of youth clients
  • Screening adolescents and/or transitional aged youth and their family members/primary caregivers, who are included in treatment planning, for alcohol misuse and illicit drug use, including marijuana, opioids, stimulants, inhalants, and benzodiazepines
  • Providing evidence-based treatment for any individual assessed who meets criteria for a SUD, and providing people engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with behavioral counseling interventions
  • Screening all clients and their family members/primary caregivers for tobacco use, offering tobacco use counseling and cessation programs, and providing interventions for school-aged children and adolescents, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use
  • Serving a minimum of 50 youth in year 1 of the grant and 100 youth in each year after
  • Providing education and messaging on making healthy choices that includes not using any substances

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $545,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 17
Estimated total program funding: $9,524,682

At least 3 grants will be awarded to federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes/tribal organizations if application volume from tribes/tribal organizations permits.

Who Can Apply

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

  • States and territories
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city, or town
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Public/Private nonprofit health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), federally qualified health care systems or hospital systems
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client substance use disorder (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 two years of 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 Youth and Family TREE award under announcement TI-18-010 in fiscal year 2018 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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


For programmatic or technical questions:
Sheryl Crawford

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan

For grant review process and application status questions:
Michelle Armstrong

Rural Awards

Examples of past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Keetoowah Economic Development Authority in Tahlequah, Oklahoma received funds to develop a comprehensive, integrated substance use disorder and co-occurring treatment, early intervention, and recovery support system focused on serving rural, non-reservation Native youth ages 12-25 throughout their service area in northeastern Oklahoma.

Topics This Program Addresses

Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Opioids • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth