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Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare)


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017

Sponsoring Organization

Indian Health Service (IHS)


Provides funding to develop a pilot project to provide aftercare and case management services through IHS Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC) to address a gap in services for youth discharged from a YRTC program that return to their community, which lacks the necessary support system and services. Supports American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth discharged from a YRTC facility by developing and implementing promising community-based, culturally-relevant transitional services and support systems. Aims to increase the resiliency and self-coping skills of AI/AN youth, helping them successfully reintegrate into the community and preventing alcohol and substance use relapse after treatment. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Project services include:

  • Providing aftercare and case management services, including post treatment plans, partnering with community service providers, and engaging families, support systems, a peer recovery support specialist, and peer-to-peer support
  • Creating and training community support systems in evidence-based care that covers identifying signs of relapse or mental distress, managing the referral process, and prescription drugs
  • Identifying and implementing best practices for increasing access to transitional services, including plans for education, housing, employment, transportation, outpatient treatment/community services, in-home evaluations, and parenting supports
  • Incorporating social media into aftercare practices, such as offering peer-to-peer support through an application on a smart device
  • Increasing data collection for post residential discharged youth through by developing and communicating data collection plans and procedures
  • Evaluating and disseminating information among all YRTCs on promising and best practices regarding strategies, service delivery, and quality improvement

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $810,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1
Estimated total program funding: $810,000

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and IHS federal facilities that currently operate one of the 11 IHS Youth Regional Treatment Centers.

Geographic Coverage

Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington

What This Program Funds

New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process for tribes and tribal organizations and for IHS federal facilities are available in the Federal Register and the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


For programmatic or technical questions:
Raven Ross

For grants management or budget questions:
Andrew Diggs
301- 443-2241

For application systems matters:
Paul Gettys

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Education and Training • Employment • Health and Wellness • Healthcare Workforce • Housing and Homelessness • Recovery • Social Services • Transportation