Welcome Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement Offender Reentry Program Jon Berg M.Ed. Senior Criminal Justice Project Officer Eileen Bermudez Lead Grants Management Specialist December 19, 2017 Pre-Application Webinar Presentation Outline
Overview of SAMHSA/CSAT FY2018 Offender Reentry Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) - TI-18-003 Questions and Answers 3 Overview of the FY18 Offender Reentry Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) - TI-18-003
4 Purpose: The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders/ex-offenders with a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers. Due Date: January 26, 2018 Available Funding: Up to $6,800,000 Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 16 Estimated Award Amount: Up to $425,000/year Length of Project Period: Up to 5 years
Access and Review of Solicitation The Offender Reentry Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be accessed on SAMHSAs website at: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/ You must respond to all of the requirements in the FOA, in preparing your application. You must use the forms in the application package to complete your application. Additional materials are available to assist you in completing your application on this posting. Continue to monitor the website in case there are any updates to the ORP FOA. This webinar will be posted on the website. 5 Application Submission Guidance
Applicants are required to complete four (4) registration processes: Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (to obtain a DUNS number); System for Award Management (SAM); Grants.gov; and eRA Commons. If you havent started these processes, start today. (See appendix A p. 27) If you have already completed registrations for DUNS, SAM, and Grants.gov, you need to ensure that your accounts are still active, and then register in eRA Commons. 6
Submit Application (1 of 2) You must submit your application through Grants.gov. All applications that are successfully submitted must be validated by Grants.gov before proceeding to the NIH eRA Commons system and validations. If for some reason your application is not accepted, you will receive a subsequent notice from Grants.gov indicating that the application submission has been rejected. Correct any errors and resubmit through Grants.gov. The person submitting your application must be properly registered with Grants.gov as the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) for the specific DUNS number cited on the SF-424 (first page). 7
Submit Application (2 of 2) If no errors are found by Grants.gov, the application will be assembled in the eRA Commons for viewing by the applicant before moving on for further SAMHSA processing. If there are errors, the applicant will be notified of the problems found in the application. The applicant then must take action to make the required corrections, and re-submit the application through Grants.gov before the application due date and time. Applicants are strongly encouraged to allocate additional time prior to the submission deadline to submit their applications and to correct errors identified in the validation process. Applicants are encouraged also to check the status of their application submission to determine if the application is complete and error-free. (pp. 34-38) 8
Review of FOA Eligibility (1 of 2) Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example: 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 are also eligible to apply. 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. Community- and faith-based organizations. (p. 16)
9 Review of FOA Eligibility (2 of 2) Important to Note: Any applications that propose to serve offenders who are currently in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) institutions, or its various correctional/community corrections institutions and programs, will be screened out and will not be reviewed. (p. 17) 10 Important Attachments Your application must provide: At least one experienced, licensed mental health/substance
abuse treatment provider organization in Attachment 1. (p. 19) Letters of commitment from all identified direct service provider organizations (e.g., substance use disorder treatment, substance abuse prevention, mental health) that have agreed to participate in the proposed project, including the applicant agency, if it is a treatment or prevention service provider. (p. 19) a letter of support from each identified correctional facility (prison/jail/detention center) expressing their support and willingness to participate and collaborate with the project. (p. 20) 11 Review of FOA Expectations (1 of 5) Grantees will be expected under this grant program to provide service expansion:
12 An applicant should propose to increase access and availability of services to a larger number of clients. For example, if a Reentry program currently serves 50 persons per year and has a waiting list of 50 persons (but lacks funding to serve these persons), the applicant may propose to expand service capacity to be able to admit some or all of those persons on the waiting list or add a new location. (p. 6) Review of FOA Expectations (2 of 5) Grantees will be expected under this grant program to:
Include a stakeholder partnership of institutional corrections officials with community corrections and community-based treatment and recovery services in order to plan, develop, and implement a continuum of care services from the correctional institution (prison/jail/detention center) to the community setting. (p. 6) Grant funds must be used to expand SUD treatment services. (p. 6) 13
Review of FOA Expectations (3 of 5) Grantees will be expected under this grant program to: 14 Provide a coordinated approach designed to combine transition planning in the correctional institution (screening and assessment of substance use and/or co-occurring mental disorders and coordination of continued care from institution to community) with effective community-based treatment, recovery and reentry-related services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use and incarceration or other penalties. (p. 6)
Review of FOA Expectations (4 of 5) The adult offender must meet the following criteria to receive services funded under this grant program: Be assessed or diagnosed as having a SUD and/or cooccurring substance use and mental disorder; Must have been sentenced to and serving at least three months in a correctional institution (jail/prison/detention center); or have violated parole and serving at least one month in a correctional institution (jail/detention center); 15
Review of FOA Expectations (5 of 5) The adult offender must meet the following criteria to receive services funded under this grant program: Be within four months of scheduled release to the community in order to receive services in the correctional/detention setting (See Section I-2 - Allowable Activities); and Upon immediate release from the correctional facility to the community, be referred to communitybased treatment. (pp. 6-7) 16 Review of FOA Required Activities Services/Treatment (1 of 3)
SAMHSAs services grant funds must be used to primarily support direct treatment services. Applicants must propose activities that will improve the behavioral health of the population of focus by providing comprehensive SUD treatment and recovery support services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of activities: Providing direct alcohol and drug substance use and/or cooccurring mental disorder treatment (including screening, assessment, and care management) for diverse populations at risk. Treatment must be provided in outpatient, day treatment (including outreach-based services) or intensive outpatient, or residential programs. (p. 8) 17 Review of FOA Required Activities Services/Treatment (2 of 3)
Providing wrap-around/recovery support services (e.g., child care, vocational, educational and transportation services) designed to improve access and retention. [Note: Grant funds may be used to purchase such services from another provider.] Providing drug testing as required for supervision, treatment compliance, and therapeutic intervention. Providing case management that encompasses a team approach and includes criminal justice supervising authorities, SUD treatment professionals, existing treatment alternatives organizations, pursuit of Medicaid and health insurance eligibility, linkage to primary and dental care that support long term recovery, and law enforcement as appropriate in the community setting. (p. 8) 18 Review of FOA
Required Activities Services/Treatment (3 of 3) Applicants must screen and assess clients for the presence of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders and use the information obtained from the screening and assessment to develop appropriate treatment approaches for the persons identified as having such co-occurring disorders. (p. 8) 19 Review of FOA Required Activities System Linkages (1 of 3) Applicants are expected to demonstrate a collaborative partnership between the institutional corrections agency(ies) and the community-based organization. The following
represents a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, range of systems linkage coordination activities to be provided, and for which funds may be used: Systems coordination planning and developmental activities that bring all the key stakeholder agencies/organizations together; Development of systems linkages and referral sources in the community for offenders/ex-offenders, to include employment and housing; (p. 9) 20 Review of FOA Required Activities System Linkages (2 of 3) Funds may be used for: Efforts to increase treatment capacity to provide
immediate entry for offenders/ex-offenders into SUD treatment; and Assistance in paying for Department of Labor bonding for employment of ex-offenders with SUD (access information at http://www.bonds4jobs.com). (p. 9) 21 Review of FOA Required Activities System Linkages (3 of 3) The Risk, Needs, Responsivity Simulation Model: Upon award, recipients will be required to implement the specific RNR tools, indicated in Appendix M, within the first four months after the grant has been awarded.
Recipients will be provided guidance and technical assistance for the implementation of the RNR tools. (p. 9) Implementation costs are minimal and can be linked to evaluation. (Implementation of the RNR Simulation Tool, p. 82) 22 Medication-assisted Treatment Services MAT is an evidence-based substance use disorder treatment protocol. SAMHSA supports the right of individuals to have access to FDA-approved medications under the care and prescription of a physician. Grantees are encouraged to use up to 35 percent of the annual grant award to pay for Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)-approved medications when the client has no other source of funds to do so. (p. 10) 23 Allowable Activities (1 of 2) Applicants have the option of providing peer recovery support services (PRSS). Grant funds allocated for treatment and recovery services may be used to provide PRSS designed and delivered by individuals, who have experience with the criminal justice system, have experienced a SUD or cooccurring substance use and mental disorders, and are in recovery. Peers may include but are not limited to: peer mentors, peer navigators, forensic peers, and family members of those in recovery. (p. 10)
24 Allowable Activities (2 of 2) Recovery Housing: Applicants have the option of using up to 30 percent of grant funds to provide recovery housing. Recovery housing is part of the SUD treatment continuum of care. Recovery housing refers to safe, healthy and substance-free living environments that support individuals as a part of their treatment and recovery plan consisting of a structured environment with consistent peer support, ongoing connection to recovery supports, and case management services. (p. 11) SAMHSA grants funds may not be used to pay for the purchase or construction of any building or structure to house
any part of the program. (p. 64) 25 Evidence-Based Practices SAMHSAs services grants are intended to fund services or practices that have a demonstrated evidence base and that are appropriate for the population(s) of focus. SAMHSA realizes that EBPs have not been developed for all populations and/or service settings, application reviewers will closely examine proposed interventions for evidence base and appropriateness for population to be served. 26 Data Collection and Performance
Measurement (1 of 4) All SAMHSA grantees are required to collect and report certain data so that SAMHSA can meet its obligations under the Government Performance and Results (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010. Recipients must document their ability to collect and report the required data in Section E: Data Collection and Performance Measurement of your application. (p. 13) 27 Data Collection and Performance Measurement (2 of 4) This information will be gathered using SAMHSAs
Performance Accountability and Reporting System (SPARS); access will be provided upon award. An example of the type of data collection tool required can be found by using the link on page 13, along with instructions for completing it. No more than 20 percent of the total grant award for the budget period may be used for data collection, performance measurement, and performance assessment, e.g., activities required in Sections I-2.2 and 2.3 above. (pp. 13-14) 28 Data Collection and Performance Measurement (3 of 4) Grantees will be required to report performance on the
following performance measures: number of individuals served; abstinence from substance use; housing stability; employment status; social connectedness;
access to treatment; retention in treatment; and criminal justice involvement. (p. 13) Recipients will be expected to collect and report data on the frequency and type of substance use 90 days prior to incarceration. 29 Data Collection and Performance Measurement (4 of 4) Grantees are expected to: Collect data via face-to-face interviews using the
GPRA tool at three data collection points; intake to services, six months post intake, and at discharge. Achieve a 6-month follow-up rate of 80%. Submit all data via the data collection tool. Grantees will be provided training and technical assistance on the GPRA tool and the data collection. (p. 13) 30 Performance Assessment Recipients must periodically review the performance data they report to SAMHSA, assess their progress, and use this
information to improve the management of their grant project. Recipients are also required to report on their progress addressing the goals and objectives identified in their application. Recipients will be required to submit an annual report on the progress achieved, barriers encountered, and efforts to overcome these barriers. (p.14) 31 Application Review Information Evaluation Criteria:
The Project Narrative describes what you intend to do with your project and includes the Evaluation Criteria in Sections A-E (pp. 22-24). Your application will be reviewed and scored according to the quality of your response to the requirements in Sections A-E. (p. 22) 32 Submission Dates and Times Applications are due by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on January 26, 2018.
All applicants must register with NIHs eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made. (p. 20) Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov. (p. 20)
Applicants must have a DUNS number. (p. 27) 33 Final Points Read the FOA Understand the FOA seek assistance if needed. Reread the FOA very carefully and respond to each requirement directly and fully. Use appropriate forms as outlined in the FOA and available on the SAMHSA website. 34
AGENCY CONTACTS For questions about program issues contact: Jon D. Berg Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Service Improvement Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (240) 276-1609 [email protected] For questions on grants management and budget issues contact: Eileen Bermudez Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (240) 276-1412 [email protected] 35
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