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National Recovery Month (September)
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Recovery Month, now in its 30th year, highlights individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happy and healthy lives in long-term recovery and also honors the prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible, and also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.

Join BJA in celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. For more information on how to participate, visit the National Recovery Month website.

Reporting Information
Grantees must report narrative and numerical data in both the Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) and the Grants Management System (GMS).

All reporting must be completed in PMT on a quarterly basis with the following due dates: April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30. In the PMT, grantees can create a report that can be downloaded to a computer. The downloaded report can then be uploaded and submitted to BJA through GMS on a semi-annual basis. The semi-annual report is due by January 30 and July 30.

For questions regarding the PMT or performance measures, please call the BJA PMT help desk at 1-888-252-6867 or send an email.

Performance Measures
Starting with the January-June 2009 reporting period, RSAT performance measures are now collected quarterly through BJA's Performance Measurement Tool (PMT). Grantees will upload a PDF of their performance measures results from the PMT to the Grants Management System (GMS) on a semi-annual basis. The BJA PMT will support grantees' ability to identify, collect, and submit performance measures data for BJA grant awards. An assigned userID and password are needed to access the system. Please contact our partner, CSR, Inc., at the BJA PMT help desk at 1-888-252-6867 for more information.

Treatment Costs Per Offender

RSAT Definitions

Eligible applicants are limited to states. For purposes of this solicitation, “states” are defined as all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. By statute (34 U.S.C § 10422), BJA must award RSAT grants to the state office (see the State Administering Agencies) designated to administer the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program. The state office may award subgrants1 to state agencies and units of local government, including federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

In order to be eligible to receive an award under the FY 2018 solicitation, the application must demonstrate that a minimum of 25 percent of the total cost of each project under the award will be funded with nonfederal funds. The federal share of an RSAT award may not exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the projects described in the application. 34 U.S.C. §10424.

Previous RSAT solicitations can be found on the Archives tab.

See More Funding

Want to know the latest information affecting your RSAT program? Sign up and participate every third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET. The BJA technical assistance providers at Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) deliver broadcast webinars on relevant topics designed to assist you and your program. Feel free to watch as a team to foster dialogue on how to improve your RSAT program. In addition, visit to access eLearning courses, training manuals, and articles as well as an open forum for RSAT programs to share their concerns and solutions with their peers across the country.

As a result of a competitive process, BJA awarded a 2-year cooperative agreement to the Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP). AHP will deliver an array of training and technical assistance (TTA) services to Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) programs that seek to maximize the use of evidence-based substance abuse treatment and assist with the provision of aftercare for inmates in need of such treatment. AHP will be joined by its partners, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) Illinois and AdCare Criminal Justice Services, to provide the following:

  • Developing new training curricula.
  • Providing onsite as well as offsite training and technical assistance.
  • Creating webinars available for RSAT program practitioners.
  • Establishing a national RSAT TTA web site.
  • Forming a social network linking RSAT grantees and subgrantees to facilitate the establishment of a national RSAT learning community.

For more information, visit the RSAT Training & Technical Assistance Center site.

BJA Programs State Policy Advisors

Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field, BJA-Sponsored, October 2018. These guidelines introduce what has been learned from sheriffs’ and jail administrators’ innovative uses of MAT, describe the essential components of these programs, and analyze the latest research on how these programs are best implemented. The guidelines are a result of the collaboration of federal, national, and private partners.

Promising Practices Guidelines for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, BJA-Sponsored, November 2017. These guidelines are intended to assist correctional administrators and practitioners at the state and county levels to establish and maintain RSAT programs that adhere to the promising practices suggested by existing research and related standards developed for substance use disorders treatment and criminal justice programming.

Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, BJA-Sponsored, October 2016. This report includes performance data reported by BJA RSAT grant recipients that conducted grant activities through September 2015.

Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-December 2013, BJA-Sponsored, August 2015. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through December 2013 period.

Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report provides information about RSAT grantee activities during the January through June 2013 period.

Program Performance Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, April-September 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This resource includes grant activity performance information reported by recipients of BJA RSAT funds.

Program Closeout Report: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program, January 2010-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, December 2012. This document serves as a closeout report of the performance measure data reported by RSAT grantees for January 2010–March 2012 and before reporting began on the revised RSAT measures began in April 2012.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2005. This Program Update describes RSAT and its funding history, program components, national- and state-level RSAT evaluations, program changes, and state-by-state activities.

More BJA Publications

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Grant Awards:
Visit the OJP Award Data website for access to RSAT award details.



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