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YRTC Aftercare Program Funding Announcement

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) FY2023 Information

Short Title: Youth Aftercare

Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2023-IHS-YRTC-0001 Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022

Application Due Date: Monday, September 19, 2022

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDFA) Number: 93.654


The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) Aftercare Program (YRTC Aftercare) cooperative agreement, administered by the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health, is now available and published on the Federal Register.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 19, 2022.

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) cooperative agreement is to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth pursue and sustain safety, sobriety, and employability after release from a YRTC inpatient residential treatment program. The focus of the YRTC Aftercare funding opportunity is to understand and overcome aftercare management and performance barriers that affect the capacity of YRTCs and the IHS to develop effective and responsive solutions with the scope of the AI/AN youth's behavioral health treatment requirements by administering the following eight required activities:

  1. Design inpatient case management plans that focus on achieving the whole scope of treatment objectives and outcomes that will be addressed within the inpatient and Aftercare Domain (i.e., Outpatient Therapy, Independent Aftercare, and Personal Efficacy Programs).
  2. Establish and sustain a full-time aftercare coordinator.
  3. Coordinate and communicate with aftercare clients their specific post-inpatient therapeutic service plans, and their appropriate use of such services within the scope of whole-person wellness goals.
  4. Arrange or provide counseling and coaching (in-person and/or remote) to the client to help develop measurable improvements in clients' personal efficacy in achieving goals.
  5. Reinforce the appropriate treatment engagement and services specific to each client.
  6. Cooperate with the IHS to test technologies that may support the data and therapy communication that supports the program goal.
  7. Track the content and effort in communications between the client and the community resources to increase success of referrals and sustain active and clear partnerships with the community or other service entities.
  8. Work with the IHS to collect and report data that accurately describes the progress of the client throughout their aftercare, a minimum of 12 months, and in support of cooperative annual program evaluations.

To be eligible for this funding opportunity, an applicant must be a current, IHS-funded YRTC, operated by a Tribe or a Tribal Organization. Approximately two awards will be issued for a 5-year project period, with awards of up to $600,000 per year.

Award Information

Funding Instrument: Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Funds Available: approximately $1,200,000.

Anticipated Award Amount: Individual award amounts for the first budget year are anticipated to be $600,000.

Anticipated Number of Awards: Approximately two awards will be issued under this program announcement.

Period of Performance: 5 years

Applicant Technical Assistance Webinars: To be announced

The amount of funding available for competing and continuation awards issued under this announcement is subject to the availability of appropriations and budgetary priorities of the Agency.

For more information regarding the Fiscal Year 2023 IHS YRTC Aftercare program funding opportunity, please contact the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Lead via e-mail at JB Kinlacheeny and/or visit the IHS YRTC website.

Questions on grants management and fiscal matters may be directed via email to: Sheila Miller, Grants Management Specialist.