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Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation)


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Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Awards funding to states, territories, and tribes to strengthen treatment for adolescents aged 12-18 and youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) and their families/primary caregivers. Assures youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by strengthening the existing infrastructure system. Brings together stakeholders across systems and agencies to enhance and expand an existing coordinated treatment network in order to improve collaboration and efficiency and ensure access to treatment and reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations.

Program outcomes for clients include:

  • Increased rates of abstinence from substance use
  • Enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment
  • Social connectedness
  • Decreased involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice system

Additional information on required infrastructure and direct treatment services activities can be found in the program guidance.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $800,000 per year
Project period: Up to 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 12
Estimated total program funding: $9,600,000

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by:

  • State governments
  • Territories
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations

Eligible applicants are the entity within the state/territory/federally recognized AI/AN tribe or tribal organization responsible for leading treatment and recovery support services for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with SUD or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client services, such as SUD or mental health treatment, 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 use disorder treatment provider organization must have at least 2 years' experience providing relevant services.
  • Each mental health/substance use disorder 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.

States/territories/tribes that received a fiscal year (FY) 2013 Cooperative Agreement for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination TI-13-014, FY 2015 Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation TI-15-004, and FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation TI-16-006 are not eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in part I and part II of the funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
Twyla Adams

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:

  • The Kickapoo Tribe in McLoud, Oklahoma, received funding for the Protecting the Future Population project to establish a comprehensive, integrated SUD/COD treatment system. The project will provide culturally appropriate, trauma-informed treatment services to 460 rural non-reservation American Indian youth ages 12-25 residing in the central Oklahoma area served by the tribe.
  • Ohio State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in Columbus, Ohio, received grant funds for Ohio's Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation project to address health disparities in rural and Appalachian counties for youth ages 12-25 by increasing the availability of and access to SUD/COD treatment and recovery supports in Ohio.

Topics This Program Addresses

Education and Training • Healthcare Workforce • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Policy • Recovery • Reimbursement and Payment Models • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Transportation • Treatment • Youth