It is time to put the pen to paper and start writing some grant proposals! The National Endowment for the Arts has released their 2019 Art Works 2 grant which funds projects that engage the public with, and gives access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation and integrates the arts into the fabric of community life. Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program is the newest HRSA grant to be released and it has a two-fold purpose one to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of those receiving this care. The Office of National Drug Control Policy is looking for a nonprofit organization with expert knowledge and extensive experience in training drug court and other criminal justice practitioners on the application of evidence-based practices to address addiction among people involved in the criminal justice system.
National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Title: NEA Art Works 2, FY2019
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304858
Details: An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2019 categories: Art Works or Challenge America. If an organization applies to the Challenge America category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category. The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after June 1, 2019. Generally, a period of performance of up to two years is allowed. Program Description Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Title: Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304869
Details: This notice solicits applications for the Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB-THNP). The two-fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers. The range and use of telehealth services have expanded over the past decades, along with the role of technology in improving and coordinating care. Traditional models of telehealth involve care delivered to a patient at an originating (or spoke) site from a specialist working at a distant (or hub) site. A telehealth network consists of a series of originating sites receiving services from a collaborating distant site. For the purposes of this NOFO, telehealth is defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth modalities to be used to support clinical treatment may include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Grant Title: Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Grant
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304999
Details: The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President, is seeking applications from a non-profit entity as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with expert knowledge and extensive experience in training drug court and other criminal justice practitioners on the application of evidence-based practices to address addiction among people involved in the criminal justice system.
ONDCP’s Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Grant support training and technical assistance (TTA) that helps states, state courts, local courts, units of local government with drug courts or considering drug courts develop, maintain, and enhance alternatives to incarceration for individuals with addiction. The President’s priority is to enhance public safety by providing those who have engaged in criminal activity with greater opportunities to lead productive lives by addressing a range of issues, including mental health, vocational training, job creation, after-school programming, substance abuse, and mentoring through evidence-based rehabilitation programs. ONDCP seeks to reduce drug use and its consequences through evidence-based practices, and this grant will apply these principles to the criminal justice system.
The purpose of this grant is to: (1) educate, train, and produce materials to improve adherence to best practices, (2) decrease justice costs and recidivism, (3) improve access to services and service delivery, and (4) reduce disproportionality of punishment in the criminal justice system. The grant recipient shall:
- Use expert practitioners in the fields engaged in the science of addiction, criminal justice, healthcare, and drug courts.
- Provide in-person training, online training, and jurisdiction-specific technical assistance to a variety of demographically-composed areas at the state, local, and tribal levels.
- Include ONDCP policy priorities in the development and execution of training and technical assistance programs and educational materials:
- Applying a comprehensive approach to addressing opioid use disorders, including overdose prevention and naloxone administration training, and programs that provide access to medication-assisted treatment.
- Diversion programming with evidenced-based and comprehensive case management, treatment for substance use disorders, recovery and other necessary services.
- Consistency of practice among drug courts
- Collect and analyze data from jurisdictions engaged in grantee programming on alternatives to incarceration to determine the effectiveness of the trainings and on-site assistance.
All portions of the application must reflect these objectives and subject matter areas.
Goal. The program’s goals are: (1) to provide TTA to criminal justice practitioners to develop, maintain, and enhance evidence-based interventions from arrest to reentry; (2) to educate criminal justice professionals on substance use disorders; and (3) to develop TTA on medication-assisted treatment and overdose reversal medications to expand use in drug courts, to support recovery, and to prevent overdose deaths.
Program Objectives. The objectives of the program are as follows:
- To provide tools that educate and train at statewide, regionally, and nationally of no-cost, on-request curricula on evidence-based interventions at all points of engagement with the criminal justice system to ensure systematic implementation.
- To provide statewide, regionally, and nationally of no-cost evidence-based training for treatment providers working with drug court.
- To provide statewide and regional training for drug courts on census expansion with a focus on probation violators.
- To develop tools that educate drug court practitioners on the implementation of the evidence-based drug court standards for adult drug courts.
- To provide TTA to drug court practitioners on the evidence-based drug court standards for adult drug courts.
- To develop educational materials to address substance use disorders and opioid strategies for people in the criminal justice system.
- To develop and conduct no-cost training events for drug court professionals on medication-assisted treatment and overdose prevention.