Assisted Outpatient Treatment
In April of 2014, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), which authorized a four year pilot program to award grants for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs for individuals with serious mental illness. The goal of the pilot program is to improve the health and social outcomes for the individuals served in the program such as increasing healthcare utilization, improving behavioral health and other health outcomes, and reducing rates of homelessness and incarceration. The AOT program will prepare and execute evidence-based, recovery oriented, and person-centered treatment plans with consumer input, provide case management and evidence-based serves that support he individual and the treatment plan, ensure individuals are made aware of criteria for AOT completion, and ensure appropriate referrals to medical and social services providers based on the individual?s needs.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
16 awards were made.Fiscal Year 2017
There were 17 awards made.Fiscal Year 2018
20 awards made.Fiscal Year 2019
It is estimated 20 awards will be made.Fiscal Year 2020
It is estimated 18 awards will be made.
Protecting Access to Medicare Act, of 2014, Section 224, Public Law 113-93, 42 U.S.C. USC 290aa, Statute 128,1083
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
states, counties, cities mental health systems (including state mental health authorities), mental health courts, or any other entity with authority under the law of the state in which the applicant grantee is located to implement, monitor, and oversee AOT programs.
States, counties, cities mental health systems (including state mental health authorities), mental health courts, or any other entity with authority under the law of the state in which the applicant grantee is located to implement, monitor, and oversee AOT programs.
Applicants must provide proof of licensure, accreditation, certification, or chartering to provide substance abuse and/or mental health services or such other credential documentation as specific for a particular topical area. 2. CFT 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Standard application forms, Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 as required by 45 CFR Part 92 for State.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
Applications submitted related to merit, peer review criteria scored, and generally funded in score order.
How may assistance be used?
Funds (including direct costs and indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
SAMHSA monitors the grant program through Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA Government Project Officer), conference calls, site visits, and semi-annual reports.
There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if the final audit has not been done or findings resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project will be funded for up to 4 years. Payments will be made under an Electronic Transfer System. Application will be accepted for a project period of 1 to 4 years with 12 month budget periods. Annual awards will be made subject to continued availability of funds and progress achieved.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$13,263,515.00; FY 19 est $13,515,424.00; FY 20 est $2,849,389.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Up to $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Part 75 and the HHS Grant Policy Statement, terms and conditions of award.
Examples of Funded Projects