In 2014, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work (USC CoSW), funded ten projects across SC. Over $1.8 million dollars were awarded for projects to address three priorities for substance use treatment in SC: increasing service access, improving service engagement, and improving collaboration and integration of services.
Fifteen projects, totaling $2.2 million dollars, were funded in the second round of proposals for 2015. $2.2 million dollars were awarded to address In addition to addressing the collaboration and integration of services workforce development projects.
Seven projects were recently funded in 2016 in the priority areas of medication-assisted treatment, integration of behavioral health services, adolescent/family services, and infrastructure investments. The USC Technical Support team works with funded agencies in an effort to ensure that the goals and priorities of the RPTIF initiative are achieved. We assist substance use treatment agencies through the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of each project. We conduct baseline site visits within the first quarter of funding, and follow-up site visits at the grant conclusion. We are available to agencies as a resource for ongoing technical support throughout the project period.
Learn more about ongoing RPTIF projects. Click here to read our annual report.