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LEPC Announces Funding for Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Some prison inmates, including those in the U.S. Virgin islands, suffer from drug abuse.(Shutterstock news graphic illustration)

The Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has announced it is accepting proposals for a funding opportunity effective Monday, April 22, and closing on Monday, June 3, for a federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program grant.

The commission (LEPC) with funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is now accepting proposals for funding under the FY 2019 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (RSAT Program).

The program (42 U.S.C. § 3796ff et. seq.) funding assists the state with developing and implementing residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs within the state correctional facilities and detention facilities where persons are incarcerated for a period sufficient to permit substance use disorder treatments. There is a strong nexus between substance use and mental health disorders in prisons and jails.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment funding assists as well in the creation and maintenance of community reintegration services for individuals with a strong emphasis on evidence-based best practices.

The funds may be used to implement three types of programs: residential, jail-based and aftercare. Applications involving partnerships with community-based substance use treatment programs should be given priority consideration.

Applicants must include the following documents in their application package:

  • A valid Unique Entity ID (UEI) number
  • Registration on SAM.gov

Failure to submit all documents by the scheduled deadline will result in disqualification for funding.

Each grant application must be received by LEPC electronically at 2019RSAT@lepc.vi.gov by 4 p.m., Monday, June 3.

LEPC is committed to supporting criminal justice initiatives and programs through collaboration, advice, and resources to promote safer communities in the Virgin Islands.

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