Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)



The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program assists states and with developing residential substance use disorder treatment programs within the state correctional facilities, as well as within local correctional and detention treatment. The Program encourages the establishment and maintenance of drug-free prison and jails and development and implementation of specialized residential substance use disorder treatment programs that identify and provide appropriate treatment and recovery support services to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders or challenges. The program also encourages the inclusion of MAT as part of any substance use treatment program for individuals incarcerated in the nation’s prison and jails.


RSAT Program 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 will be given priority consideration. To be eligible for funding, projects must coordinate the design and implementation of treatment programs between state correctional representatives and the state alcohol and drug use agency.

In order to be eligible for funding under the RSAT Program, a state shall ensure that individuals who participate in the substance abuse treatment program with assistance provided under this program be provided with aftercare services. These services must involve coordination between the correctional treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs, such as education and job training, parole supervision, halfway houses, self-help, and peer group programs. To qualify as an aftercare program, the head of the substance use treatment program must work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance use disorder treatment to place program participant into community substance use disorder treatment facilities upon their release.

For additional information on RSAT grant program administered by LEPC contact Ana M. Creque at (3400 774-6400 ext. 209 or via email