FY 2023 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program: Planning and Implementation Grants for Medicated Assisted Treatment for Local and Regional Jails

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is accepting applications for the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program. These RSAT grant funds will provide the options to apply for a planning grant or an implementation grant to establish evidence-based residential substance use treatment programs that include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in either a local or regional jail or as an aftercare component in collaboration with a Community Services Board (CSB) or community nonprofit organization.

MAT is the use of medications such as Buprenorphine, Methadone, or Naltrexone, coupled with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. MAT is primarily used to treat addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates (can also be used for alcohol dependence treatment). More information on MAT can be found at https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment.

Guidelines and Application Procedures provide detailed guidance to aid applicants in determining eligibility, developing itemized budgets and budget narratives, and completing other related forms. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants can effectively prepare complete applications. The development of these requirements was informed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other federal requirements.