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Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2022


Indian Health Service (IHS)


Awards funding to develop, implement, and sustain aftercare and case management services through the Indian Health Services (IHS) Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC) for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth discharged from a YRTC program that return to their community, which may lack the necessary support system and services. Provides community-based, culturally relevant transitional services and supports to help AI/AN youth achieve and sustain safety and sobriety, with special emphasis on employability as a factor in achieving program goals. Seeks to build and strengthen partnerships with community-based services and programs to deliver aftercare focused on whole-person wellness and community engagement to support the successful reintegration of youth back into the community and prevent alcohol and substance use relapse after treatment. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch (ASAB).

Required activities include:

  • Design inpatient case management plans focused on achieving all treatment objectives and outcomes to be addressed in the inpatient and aftercare domain
  • Establish and sustain a full-time aftercare coordinator
  • Coordinate and communicate with aftercare clients their specific post-inpatient therapeutic service plans, and their appropriate use of such services within the scope of whole-person wellness goals
  • Arrange or provide in-person and/or remote counseling and coaching to clients to help develop measurable improvements in their personal efficacy in achieving goals
  • Reinforce the appropriate treatment engagement and services specific to each client
  • Cooperate with IHS to test technologies that may support the data and therapy communication that supports the program goal
  • Track the content and effort in communications between clients and the community resources to increase success of referrals and sustain active and clear partnerships with the community or other service entities
  • Work with IHS to collect and report data that accurately describes clients' progress throughout their aftercare for a minimum of 12 months, and to support cooperative annual program evaluations

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $600,000
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $1,200,000

Who Can Apply

Applications may be submitted by Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and IHS federal facilities that currently operate 1 of the 12 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 funding announcement.


For programmatic or technical questions:
JB Kinlacheeny

For grants management or budget questions:
Sheila Miller

For application systems matters:
Paul Gettys

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Employment • Health and Wellness • Healthcare Workforce • Housing and Homelessness • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Youth