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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

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 (AI/AN) 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:

  • 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
  • Public/Private non-profit 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 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 providing relevant services.
  • 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

Grant recipients funded under TI-18-010 fiscal year (FY) 2018 Youth and Family TREE 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:

  • Quartz Valley Indian Reservation in northern California received funds to serve youth and their families on the reservation and in the Anav Tribal Health Clinic area to increase abstinence from alcohol, marijuana, and other substances; increase access, engagement, and retention in treatment; improve parenting skills and family functioning; and improve educational, employment, and housing stability, along with other goals.
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota received funds to implement the Tiwahe Ata Zanipi project to serve up to 450 tribal youth and their families over the course of the project and reach all 8,612 members of the reservation population through community education and media messages.
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin used funds for a community-based, behavioral health project offering substance use screening, treatment and referral services for 450 adolescent and transitional aged tribal youth.
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in Agency Village, South Dakota used funding to provide comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services to youth and families on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota.

Topics This Program Addresses

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