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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program

This application process is now closed.

Program Description

Federal funds are made available to create new programs or enhance existing programs that provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment for persons held in state correctional facilities. Applicants must have the capability to house program participants in facilities that are segregated from the general prison population, and must provide the treatment for a period of six to twelve months. The treatment is to be provided during the latter stages of the inmate's term in order that he or she can re-enter the free world soon after completing the treatment program. The applicant must also design a program of aftercare to assist the participant during his transition to a non-prison life.

Source of Funding

U. S. Department of Justice, Corrections Program Office

Eligible Program Participants

State agencies that operate and maintain correctional facilities are eligible. The agencies must be responsible for inmates who have a documented substance abuse problem, have the capability of housing inmates for a period of time sufficient to complete a treatment program, and be able to house the treatment participants in a facility that is separate from the general prison population.

Application/Award Process

At the present time only the State Penitentiary's Treatment Unit meets the following RSAT Program's eligibility requirements:

  • RSAT Program must last between 6 and 12 months. Each offender must participate in the program for not less than 6 not more than 12 months, unless he or she drops out or is terminated.
  • RSAT Program must be provided in residential treatment facilities set apart from the general correctional population. Set apart means a totally separate facility or a dedicated housing unit within a facility exclusively for use by program participants.
  • RSAT Program must focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate.
  • RSAT Program must develop the inmate's cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems.
  • RSAT Program must implement or continue to require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing.
  • RSAT Program must ensure coordination between correctional representatives and alcohol and drug abuse agencies at the state and local levels.

Maximum Award

Approximately $260,000 is awarded to the State of North Dakota annually for sub grants to state and local agencies meeting the RSAT program requirements.

Match Requirements

Projects funded under this program have a 25 percent cash match requirement. Percentages are based on total project cost. Match funds must be in cash, not in-kind, and should be identified before application for grant funding.

Program funding Period and Length of Award

The grant award starts February 1 and continues until January 31. Grants will be awarded for a 12-month period and continued funding cannot be guaranteed.