|RSAT’s objectives are to:
- Enhance the capabilities of states and units of local and tribal governments to provide residential substance abuse treatment for incarcerated inmates.
- Prepare individuals for reintegration into communities.
- Assist individuals and communities through the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.
Eligible applicants include state agencies and units of local government, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions. Private and non-private, nonprofit agencies are not eligible to apply. All applicants (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Funds may be used to implement three types of programs:
For residential programs (engages inmates for 6-12 months) and jail-based program (engages inmates for at least 3 months) are to:
- require urinalysis and/or other forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants
- provide residential treatment in a facility separate from the general correctional population to be used exclusively by RSAT participants;
- ensure program participants will be provided with aftercare services upon leaving incarceration;
- ensure aftercare services coordinate between correctional facility treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs (i.e. educational and job training, parole supervision, halfway house, and self-help and per group programs); and
- coordinate with federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and aftercare services currently provided by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Matching contributions of 25% (cash or in-kind) of the total cost of the RSAT for State Prisoners project (federal funds plus local match) are required and must be derived from non-federal sources. All funds designated as match are restricted to the same uses as the federal funds and must be expended within the grant period.
Per 34 U.S.C. 10422(c), to be eligible for funding, a state shall ensure:
A state may use funds received from community reintegration if the CEO of the state certifies that the state is providing, and will continue to provide, an adequate level of residential treatment services.
- program participants will be provided with aftercare services;
- coordination between correctional facility treatment program and social service and rehabilitation programs; and
- coordination between the aforementioned activities and SAMHSA-funded state and/or local programs that address the needs of the target population.