HHS Bureau of Health Workforce: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP)
The Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (“ISTP”) provides grants to plan, develop, and operate a training program for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers that trains practitioners to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Program objectives include:
- Increase the number of individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure and practicing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers who are trained to provide integrated mental health and Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder (“SUD/OUD”) services in a primary care underserved community-based setting, including settings that serve pediatric populations.
- Plan, develop, and operate a training program to provide mental health and SUD/OUD services in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care, mental health, and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment (including medications to treat opioid use disorder), and recovery services.
- Establish a foundation of skills and expertise for the community-based program that supports training to provide mental health and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services utilizing a team-based care model.
Eligible applicants include:
- Teaching health centers.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers.
- Community mental health centers.
- Rural Health Clinics.
- Health centers operated by the Indian Health Service, Indian tribes, Tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations.
- Other entities with a demonstrated record of success in providing training for individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure and practicing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers.
Award ceiling: $515,000 per year.
Project Period: 5 years.
Estimated Number of Awards: 17.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,150,000.
Deadline for funding: March 21, 2023.
Eligible entities should take the following steps to access funding: apply on www.Grants.gov.
For more information, contact Steve Coulter, MD
Full Announcement can be found here: https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=9682ca0a-2cc4-4742-b9cf-d88bbbac706d
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