The Department of Health and Human Services Administration is seeking proposals for the State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination.
The purpose of this program is to provide funding to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders by assuring youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system.
Based on need, applicants may choose to provide services to adolescents (ages 12-18) and their families/primary caregivers, transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families/primary caregivers, or both these populations and their families/primary caregivers. Applicants that select transitional aged youth may chose a subset of this population of focus (e.g., ages 16-18, ages 18-21, ages 21-25).
Projects should help youth who are at high risk of developing a mental illness or substance use disorder and are at high risk for suicide. Projects should target hard-to-reach youth who otherwise may “fall through the cracks” and not receive the help they need to assume safe and productive adult roles and responsibilities.