Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program (RSAT) Grant Program is a federal formula grant program that enhances the capabilities of state, local, and tribal governments to provide residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment to adult and juvenile populations during detention or incarceration, initiate or continue evidence-based SUD treatment in jails, prepare individuals for reintegration into the community, and assist them and their communities throughout the reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other recovery aftercare services. In California, RSAT funding is targeted to counties that operate local adult detention facilities.

The RSAT Program in California encourages the establishment and maintenance of drug-free prisons and jails and development and implementation of specialized residential SUD treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The program also encourages the inclusion of medication-assisted treatment as part of any SUD treatment protocol.

Subject to federal appropriations, each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) releases a formula-based federal solicitation that prescribes the amount of funding states are eligible to receive. The BSCC allocates the RSAT Program in accordance with BJA requirements.


2024-2027 RSAT Grants

The 2024 RSAT Grantees are under agreement with the BSCC for a grant service delivery period that runs July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.  The term of the grant agreement ends December 31, 2027.  The additional six months are included so grantees can finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit.  2024 RSAT Project Summaries


# County Agency Award
1 Contra Costa County Alcohol and Drug Services, Behavioral Health Division $1,500,000
2 Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office $1,410,488
3 Kern County Sheriff's Office $1,176,369
4 Sacramento County Sheriff's Office $1,500,000
5 Tulare County Sheriff's Office $1,410,420


Prior RSAT Grants

2021-24 Project Summaries

Request for Proposals / Applications

In February 2021, local adult detention facilities in California responded to the RSAT Program RFP for an RSAT project cycle running July 2021 to June 2024. Grantees were awarded funds in 2021 contingent upon federal funding and were required to submit an application for continued funding for years 2 and 3.

Bidders' Conference

The BSCC held a Bidders' Conference on March 3, 2021 to provide clarity on RFP instructions and answer questions from prospective applicants about the RFP.

2020 RSAT Executive Steering Committee (ESC)

To ensure successful program design and implementation, the BSCC uses ESCs to inform decision making related to the Board’s programs. The BSCC’s ESCs typically are composed of subject matter experts and stakeholders representing both the public and private sectors. Learn more about ESCs

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Dean Growdon Sheriff, BSCC Board Member Lassen County Sheriff’s Department
2 Douglas Snell Captain, Prison Programs CA Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR)
3 Renee Smith Programs & Services Manager Solano County Sheriff’s Office
4 Jared Sparks Lieutenant Inyo County Sheriff’s Office
5 Jennifer Kaufman Bureau Chief Los Angeles County Probation




Contact the BSCC regarding the RSAT Program

If you have questions or comments about the RSAT program email Timothy Polasik, Field Representative at


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