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Colorado - BJA FY 23 Residential Substance Abuse Formula Grant Solicitation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $648,212)

The Colorado RSAT project will fund programs to provide evidence-based intensive residential substance use and co-occurring mental health treatment, including OUD treatment and MAT, and aftercare services, for appropriate incarcerated individuals with a Level 4c or 4d Assessment, pursuant to the State Standardized Offender Assessment, or for juveniles in detention per the battery of assessments developed for the same process with this population.

RSAT subawards will provide funds for treatment of adults and juveniles already in the system across Colorado. The overall intent of the project builds on both existing statutory and policy initiatives and efforts to coordinate treatment programs across state and local agencies. Colorado has been a national leader in prison-based and community corrections-based therapeutic communities for many years. Colorado is also at the forefront of development and implementation of evidence-based programming for offenders.

Eligible applicants for Colorado’s RSAT Project are State agencies serving adult and/or juvenile populations and local jails and correctional facilities that meet RSAT eligibility criteria and agree to Colorado’s requirements as stated in the application. A minimum of 10% of the funding will be granted to local jurisdictions, if possible, with preference given to facilities in rural and tribal areas. With the exception of the funds requested for DCJ’s administration of the RSAT award, all of the funding will be sub-awarded through a competitive application process. Potential applicants will submit an intent to apply, which allows DCJ to determine if a split amongst the Department of Corrections (DOC), the Division of Youth Services (DYS), and local jurisdictions should be calculated. If no local jurisdictions apply or are eligible, 2023 passthrough funds will be awarded to DOC and/or DYS.

Colorado’s RSAT Project Goals:

Increase the access of incarcerated individuals to evidence-based residential Substance Use Disorder or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder treatment programs, including OUD treatment and MAT, in state residential prison programs and juvenile detention centers in Colorado using RSAT funds.
Allocate a minimum of 10% of the RSAT funding at the local jurisdiction level, if possible, for the same purpose, giving preference to funding facilities in rural and tribal areas.
Provide RSAT funds to facilitate the reintegration of incarcerated individuals through recovery supports, continuity of treatment, and other aftercare services to reduce overdose deaths and support successful reentry into the community.

Date Created: September 8, 2023