Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry (FY 2023)

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to establish, expand, or improve evidence-based, culturally relevant programs to address the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support needs of people, including parents of minor children and pregnant/postpartum women, during incarceration and reentry in an effort to reduce recidivism, expand access to evidence-based treatment, promote long-term recovery, and, in the process, improve public safety and public health. There are two categories for funding:

  1. Category 1: Units of state, local, and tribal governments
  2. Category 2: Nonprofit organizations

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables


  • To establish or expand system approaches that improve outcomes for adults with SUDs who are reentering communities following a period of incarceration.


The objectives of this program are to:

  • Use validated screening tools to screen all individuals entering a corrections setting for substance use and assess those that screen positive for SUDs.
  • Provide evidence-based SUD treatment services to individuals in prisons and jails.
  • Provide prison-based family SUD treatment programs to incarcerated parents of minor children and pregnant/postpartum women.
  • Provide recovery support services that start pre-release and continue through the reentry process.


  • An action plan to be developed with input from BJA and the assigned TTA provider to be submitted within 6 months of receiving final budget approval.
  • A final performance closeout report at the end of the project period that includes reporting on recidivism among participants (see Appendix B) of the BJA-funded SUD treatment program.
  • A final evaluation report produced by the evaluation partner that includes findings from both a process and outcome evaluation prior to the close of the grant period.

Applicants must also agree to maintain a working relationship with the BJA-supported TTA providers.

For more information, see the most recent BJA grant solicitation and materials.