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Maine's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $185,947)

Maine’s RSAT Program Objective is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use of, and trafficking of illegal drugs among the state and local prison population. The RSAT Project is designed for both incarcerated inmates and Jail-based treatment programs.

To achieve this objective, Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS), through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process will make an award for either a residential prison or jail-based program. Eligible applicants will be the Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) and Maine County Jail facilities that offer substance abuse treatment services.

The subgrantee program selected for funding will meet requirements established by the BJS Solicitation as follows:

Description of how the requirements for a urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants will be complied with;
Explanation of how the applicant will coordinate the design and implementation of treatment programs between state correctional representatives and the state alcohol and drug abuse agency (and, if appropriate, between representatives of local correctional agencies and representatives of either the state alcohol and drug abuse agency or any appropriate local alcohol and drug abuse agency);
Brief description of the effectiveness and science-based nature of existing treatment service(s)/practice(s);
Explanation of how funded programs will address the addition of opioid abuse reduction treatment and services;
Description of how the applicant will ensure that offenders who participate in the RSAT program established or implemented with federal funds will be provided with community reintegration services;
Describe how the applicant will ensure that providers furnishing reintegration services are approved by the appropriate state or local agency, and are licensed, if necessary, to provide medical treatment or other health services; and
Explanation of how the state will coordinate RSAT’s design and implementation at the state and local levels and how it will coordinate federal assistance for substance abuse treatment and reintegration services provided by the OBH.

The Maine DPS as the State Administrative Agency (SAA), will provide oversight for programmatic and fiscal grant operations of each subgrantee.

Date Created: August 12, 2022