Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Funder: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Deadline: 01/24/2020

Award Details: up to $1,000,000 per year

Number of Awards: 14

Target Population: This four-year program is intended to implement and evaluate new AOT programs and identify evidence-based practices in order to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). This program is designed to work with courts to allow these individuals to obtain treatment while continuing to live in the community and their homes.


Eligible Applicants are: 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 is located to implement, monitor, and oversee AOT programs. Applicants must operate in jurisdictions that have in place an existing, sufficient array of services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), mobile crisis teams, supportive housing, supported employment, peer supports, case management, outpatient psychotherapy services, medication management, and trauma informed care.

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