Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,000,000)
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is applying to the FY22 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) for $1,000,000 to develop and implement a Comprehensive Reentry Program in response to the overdose crisis and impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances on the Bad River Indian Reservation. This application is for Subcategory 1c: Local and Tribal Applicants. The project will use 100% of the grant award to address the following area: Evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs, such as MAT, as well as harm reduction activities and recovery support services; a comprehensive reentry program to help people establish basic needs, receive clinical behavioral health services, and to connect them to other community resources, such as, employment and higher education opportunities. Primary activities of this grant will support grant objectives to: 1.) Hire three new staff members (MSW Case Manager, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Peer Specialist) to assist with development and implementation of Comprehensive Reentry Program in Bad River, as well as provide treatment; 2.) Increase cooperation and collaboration with Bad River Drug Task Force to address the issues that arise due to the impacts of illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs, and to coordinate resources for the Reentry Program. 3.) Create a Reentry Program Team made up of professionals and service providers who will support treatment and recovery related to opioid stimulant, and other substance abuse in a number of different ways, and strengthen connections to community resources; 4.) Develop a Comprehensive Reentry Program Plan as a living, guiding document for these services in Bad River; and 5.) Implement a Comprehensive Reentry Program in Bad River to: provide basics needs that reduce barriers to care, support people in substance use recovery, and reduce recidivism. The intended outcomes for this project are to enroll 100% of people being released from prison/long-term jail sentences in the Reentry Program, and to provide greater access and opportunity for treatment and recovery support services to our tribal population located on the Bad River Indian Reservation in Ashland County, Wisconsin. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is seeking priority consideration under Priority 1(A) and Priority 1(B). Narrative responding to these priority considerations can be found on page 11-12 of the Project Narrative for Priority 1(A) and page 13-14 or Priority 1(B).