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Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and programs for low-income pregnant or postpartum women. Supports women, their children, and their families through services that address substance use, prenatal and postpartum healthcare, pediatric healthcare, mental health, and other factors that impact women and children's health and well-being, such as violence and abuse, health education, employment and education opportunities, childcare, parenting skills, and other issues.

Required activities include:

  • Providing pregnant and postpartum women SUD treatment through programs that:
    • Allow minor children to reside with women during treatment
    • Are accessible to low-income women
    • Are provided in an appropriate language and cultural context
  • Conducting community outreach to identify women with SUD and help them seek treatment
  • Developing individualized provision of services plans for women and their children, which may include individual, group, and family counseling, medication-assisted therapy (MAT), and follow-up services
  • Providing a range of supplemental services for women, such as prenatal and postpartum healthcare, referrals to hospital services, women's health services, childcare, counseling, and other services
  • Providing supplemental services for children, including pediatric healthcare, physical and mental development screenings, counseling/mental health services, and social services
  • Working to preserve and support families and promote parental and family involvement and counseling for children
  • Providing case management services to help identify and coordinate services and facilitate safe and appropriate family reunification

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $525,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $1,800,000

At least one award will be made to tribes or tribal organizations pending an adequate number of applications.

Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds for a portion of the project. Matching funds must be at least $1 for every $9 of federal funds granted in the first two years, and must be at least $1 for every $3 of federal funds granted in years 3-5.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities including:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Priority is given to applicants serving rural areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or an area designated under Section 332 of the Public Health Service Act as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). For more information on these priority areas, see Appendix M in the funding announcement.

Additional provision of service requirements include:

  • A provider organization for direct client services, such as substance use disorder (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 abuse treatment provider organization must have at least two years' experience as of the due date of the application providing relevant services. 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.

Grantees that received Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) grant awards under announcement number TI-14-005 in fiscal year (FY) 2016, and under announcement number TI-17-007 in FY 2017, 2018, and 2019 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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


For programmatic questions:
Linda White Young

For grants management or budget questions:
Corey Sullivan

For grant review process and application status questions:
Toni Davidson

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Serenity House in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, received funding for Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. Funding was awarded to offer residential SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to low-income pregnant or postpartum women who have SUD or COD, their children, and their relatives.
  • The House of Healing in Erie, Pennsylvania, used grant funds to provide integrated, medically assisted residential treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for high risk pregnant and postpartum women from seven rural counties in northwest Pennsylvania. The program also offers comprehensive support services for children and family members of women in the treatment program.

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Parents, Families, and Children • Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Women • Youth