FY 2025 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program: Planning, Implementation, and Continuation Grants for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities with Collaborative Aftercare Programs 

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is accepting applications for the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program. The awards will be made for planning, implementation, and continuation grants. The goal of this funding initiative is to provide applicants with an opportunity to execute programs designed to provide evidencebased residential substance use disorder treatment programs, which may include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services, within juvenile detention centers, local and regional jails, or prisons. 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 www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment. The applicant programs must include collaboration with an aftercare program that focuses on the reentry and substance use treatment needs of the justice-involved population with a goal of creating a continuity of care from incarceration to community. These programs will be required to work in collaboration with a behavioral health entity for continued services upon reentry to include lifestyle changes, behavioral health interventions, and substance use treatments. DCJS will require all RSAT subgrantees to focus on partnerships and innovative collaborations with community stakeholders to ensure that care is provided in a wraparound fashion. These federal funds are available under the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Prisoners (RSAT) program from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). This announcement provides guidance to aid applicants in determining eligibility, developing a program narrative, developing the itemized budget and budget narrative, and completing other related forms. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants can efficiently and 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