Type of Activity: Services
Funding Mechanism: Grant
Total Available Funding: $94.8 million per year
Number of Awards: 30
Average Award Amount: $3,352,000
Length of Project Period: Sept. 30, 2010 - Sept. 29, 2014 (4 years)
Federal Partners: There are no joint funders. Although, the terms and conditions of the Award encourage grantee partnerships with other grantees funded by Departments of Labor and Justice.
Summary: Access to Recovery III (ATR III) is a four-year discretionary grant program that provides individuals with vouchers to purchase treatment and recovery support services for substance use disorders at the provider of their choice.
ATR has three primary goals: 1) Expand consumer choice; 2) Track and improve outcomes; and 3) Increase capacity. ATR also aims to include faith-based and community-based providers in service delivery to reach populations that might otherwise not receive treatment or recovery support services. Monitoring outcomes, tracking costs and preventing fraud waste and abuse are also important elements of the ATR program. This is the third cohort of ATR funding. ATR was also funded in 2004 and 2007. See www.atr.samhsa.gov.
Under ATR II, approximately 1/3 of grantees served the criminal justice population. In ATR III, 20 grantees (of 30) proposed to target services to criminal justice populations.
Background: The Nation’s substance abuse treatment system is shaped, supported, and maintained by the States. These services are funded primarily through state revenues and Federal programs, including SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and Targeted Capacity Expansion grants, and Medicaid dollars. Although these resources continue to help millions of Americans obtain and sustain recovery from addiction, too many people who seek help are unable to find care. By providing individuals with vouchers to pay for the care they need, Access to Recovery is fostering consumer choice, improved service quality, and increased treatment capacity. Vouchers, along with other state operated programs, provide an unparalleled opportunity to create profound change in substance use disorders treatment and recovery financing and service delivery in America.
|Grantees||City||State||First Year Awards|
|Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc at OASAS||Albany||NY||$3,352,000|
|State of New Mexico||Santa Fe||NM||$3,352,000|
|MD DHM-Alcohol & Drug Abuse Admin(ADAA)||Catonsville||MD||$3,352,000|
|Massachusetts Depart of Public Health||Boston||MA||$3,352,000|
|AR Dept of Human Services, Div of BHS||Little Rock||AR||$3,352,900|
|Wisconsin Department of Health Services||Madison||WI.||$3,352,000|
|Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.||Chippewa||MI||$3,352,000|
|California Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs||Sacramento||CA||$3,352,000|
|Missouri Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse||Jefferson City||MO||$3,352,000|
|IL Dept of Human Service, Div of Alcohol & Substance Abuse||Chicago||IL||$3,352,000|
|State of Oregon Dept of Human Services||Salem||OR||$3,352,000|
|Utah Div of Substance Abuse and Mental Health||Salt Lake City||UT||$1,676,000|
|Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board||Rapid City||SD||$3,352,000|
|Conn. Dept of Mental Health & Addiction Services||Hartford||CT||$3,352,000|
|Indiana Family & Social Services Administration||Indianapolis||IN||$3,352,000|
|Pennsylvania Department of Health||Harrisburg||PA||$2,617,201|
|Dept. of Social & Health Services||Olympia||WA||$3,352,000|
|Government of the District of Columbia||Washington||DC||$3,352,000|
|Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council||Billings||MT||$2,366,841|
|Iowa Dept of Public Health||Des Moines||IA||$3,352,000|
|California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.||Sacramento||CA||$3,352,000|
|Florida Dept. of Children & Families||Tallahassee||FL||$3,349,265|
|State of RI and Providence Plantation||Cranston||RI||$3,352,000|
|State of CO, Div of Behavioral Health||Denver||CO||$3,352,000|
|Ohio Dept of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services||Columbus||OH||$3,352,000|
|New Hampshire Dept of Health and Human Services||Concord||NH||$3,075,248|
|Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare||Boise||ID||$3,328,160|
|Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii||Honolulu||HI||$2,932,999|
|Oglala Sioux Tribe||Pine Ridge||SD||$2,788,926|
Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1010081330.aspx
Location(s) of Projects: See above
Evaluation Activities: An independent evaluation of the 2004 cohort is in progress. Results are expected to be available by December 31, 2010.
Future Prospects: Future prospects are unknown at this time. However, it is hoped that state systems will adopt the ATR voucher model of service delivery.
Catherine D. Nugent
Chief, Quality Improvement and Workforce Development Branch, CSAT, SAMHSA