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SAMHSA Preventing Youth Overdose: Treatment, Recovery, Education, Awareness and Training


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2023 Preventing Youth Overdose: Treatment, Recovery, Education, Awareness and Training program.

Donor Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

State: All States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 06/27/2023

Size of the Grant: Up to $450,000

Grant Duration: 3 years


The purpose of this program is to improve local awareness among youth of risks associated with fentanyl, increase access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for youth screened for and diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD), and train healthcare providers, families, and school personnel on best practices for supporting youth with OUD and those taking MOUD. The program aims for healthcare providers and other community-based partnering entities to create a coordinated set of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that include the appropriate use of MOUD for youth and young adults with OUD and ultimately reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.

The program also aims to raise awareness of risks associated with fentanyl, increase access to MOUD, and provide training to healthcare providers and families. SAMHSA recognizes the increase in opioid related overdoses among adolescents and young adults in the United States.

The populations of focus for this program are children/adolescents (ages 10-18) and young adults (ages 19-25) at risk for, or with OUD and/or COD, hereafter referred to as youth. Populations of focus should be based on the need and identification of traditionally underserved populations, such as LGBTQI+. Research indicates that higher rates of substance use and suicidality in LGBTQI+ youth is partly explained by experiences of discrimination, victimization, and higher rates of depressive symptoms reported by transgender and gender diverse adolescents as compared to those who do not identify as transgender or non-binary. Applicants may choose to provide services to children/adolescents and their families/primary caregivers, young adults and their families/primary caregivers, or both populations and their families/primary caregivers.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Available Funding: Up to $1,900,000
  • Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 4
  • Estimated Award Amount: Up to $450,000
  • Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

Allowable Activities

Allowable activities are an allowable use of funds but are not required. Allowable activities may include:

  • Developing and implementing tobacco cessation programs, activities, and/or strategies.
  • Providing training on the National CLAS standards to service providers to increase awareness and acknowledgment of differences in language, age, culture, racial and ethnic disparities, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, and life experiences in order to improve the inclusiveness of the service delivery environment and ultimately improve behavioral health outcomes.
  • Providing activities that address behavioral health disparities and the social determinants of health.
  • Implementing efforts aligned to the award that may expand diversity equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Using data to understand who is served and disproportionately served (e.g., overserved or underserved).
  • Screening for HIV and Viral Hepatitis and vaccination for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Providing peer services by youth with lived experience/peer recovery support services (PRSS). PRSS are designed and delivered by trained individuals in recovery from SUD or COD.
  • As part of the array of services, funds may be used to provide recovery housing for individuals to include those actively engaged in MOUD and other psychosocial services. Recovery housing is one component of the SUD treatment and recovery continuum of care. 8 Award recipients must describe the mechanism in their jurisdiction that assures the recovery housing program is guided by regulation, credentialing, or certification requirements, and demonstrate how the recovery housing program abides by these requirements set forth by the state or local government.
  • Implementing contingency monitoring and contingency management activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities, such as:

  • A local-level public board, agency, or institution that performs an administrative or service function for a group of public high schools and is seeking to establish or expand substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery support services at one or more of those schools;
  • A state educational agency, such as a state board of education or similar statelevel body primarily responsible for the supervision of public elementary and secondary schools;
  • A higher education institution (or consortia of such institutions), which may include a recovery program at an institution of higher education;
  • A local workforce development board established and certified by its state governor pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 3122 or a one-stop operator designated or certified pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 3151(d);
  • A non-profit organization with appropriate expertise in providing services or programs for children, adolescents, or young adults, excluding a school;
  • A state, political subdivision of a state, Indian Tribe, or Tribal organization;
  • A high school or dormitory serving high school students that receives funding from the Bureau of Indian Education;
  • State governments; and
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

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