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Adult Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Facilities

Adult Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Facilities

Total Award Amount: $4,000,000

Award Information:

  • This grant will be awarded to either one single bidder or two bidders at $2,000,000 max.

Application Due Date: June 3, 2024

Statement of Need:

While there are residential substance abuse treatment facilities for adults, they are primarily located in Central and Western Arkansas. These facilities will provide 30 to 60-day treatment programs for adults struggling with substance abuse disorders. The facilities that currently provide this treatment are also eligible to apply for funding to make building upgrades or expansions to current locations.

Required Grant Activities:

This funding will be awarded to construct or renovate physical infrastructure that supports new substance abuse programs for adults across Arkansas.

Program Description:

This grant allows Medicaid providers to construct new or improve existing facilities into residential substance abuse treatment for adults.

Applicant Qualifications:

Applicants selected for the project, must, at a minimum, meet the below requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a Medicaid provider OR must demonstrate a viable pathway to enrolling as a Medicaid provider within the grant period.
  • Applicant must already be a certified Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance (DPSQA) provider for Substance Abuse.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to serving Medicaid members within the community through the grant period and beyond.
  • Must have capacity to begin project work by September 1, 2024. A workplan will be required.
  • As part of this project, all grant recipients will be required to participate in evaluation activities and provide data as requested by the Department.

Grant Usage Requirements:

  • Grant funds may only be used to supplement, expand, or start a new program.
  • Project work must begin after legislative approval of the grant, tentative start date of September 1, 2024. Expenses incurred prior to this date are not eligible for grant funding.
  • Project work must be completed by September 2026.  Project expenses incurred after this date are not eligible for grant funding. Incomplete construction by September 2026 will result in provider’s repayment of ARPA grant funding.
  • Grantee must agree to participate in all program evaluations, report required program metrics, and provide all data as requested to the department, within established grant timelines.
  • Grant funding will be paid on a reimbursement basis. Grantees will begin grant work and will provide monthly progress reports to Arkansas Department of Human Services. The grantee will be paid a portion of the grant amount based on the successful completion of the monthly report (which may include invoices used to verify grant expenses). Upon successful completion of all monthly reports, the grantee will receive their entire grant award.

Ineligible Activities:

  • Grant funds may not be used to supplant pre-existing functions.
  • Grant funds may not be used for prospective payments. A prospective payment is a method of reimbursement in which Medicaid payments are made based on a predetermined, fixed amount.

How to Apply:

All of the following items must be submitted online through email only between May 3, 2024— June 3, 2024, 5:00 PM CT. Submit packets to Hunter Ballard at

Late and/or incomplete application packets will not be considered. The grant review committee reserves the right to deem an application ineligible if it does not include all required documents.

Required Application Items:

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please reach out to the Department through the program contact:

Hunter Ballard-Medicaid Specialty Populations