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El Paso County Telebehavioral Health Pilot Project (THPP)

Award Information

Award #
2020-AR-BX-0089
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$1,199,787

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,199,787)

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.

The objective of Category 1 is to encourage and support the development of comprehensive, locally driven responses to opioids, stimulants, and other substances that expand access to supervision, treatment, and recovery support services across the criminal justice system; support law enforcement and other first responder diversion programs for nonviolent drug offenders; promote education and prevention activities; and address the needs of children impacted by substance abuse.

This project serves El Paso County with a population of approximately 839,238. The purpose of the project is to expand access to evidence-based treatment by piloting and evaluating telebehavioral health for probationers and expanding access to medication-assisted treatment.

CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020