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RSAT Requirements

Florida's Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program competitively awards funds every other year. In non-competitive years, continuation funding is offered to existing projects. If a continuation program declines funding, OCJG evaluates the amount of funding available and determine if a new competitive process should be conducted.

During the competitive process, an OCJG review panel scores applications on objective criteria provided in the award solicitation. Once the OCJG review panel evaluates applications, projects are selected for funding.

Priority Provided

Preference is given to prospective recipients who offer aftercare services to participants. Aftercare services involve coordination between the correctional treatment program and other social service rehabilitation programs upon release. State and local correctional treatment programs are encouraged to place participants in aftercare programs meeting the RSAT requirements.

Additionally, Florida gives preference to evidence-based projects involving partnerships with community based programs. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website is one resource prospective recipients may use to find information about evidence-based programs in criminal justice.

Matching Funds
The federal share of any grant-funded project cannot exceed 75% of the total cost of the project. The 25% matching funds must be provided through local cash match or in-kind services.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible recipients for the RSAT program include state agencies and local units of government. Additional eligibility requirements are outlined in the award solicitation.

Application Requirements

Applications for Florida's RSAT program must be submitted electronically in OCJG's electronic grant management system (AmpliFund).

Detailed information regarding application content and required forms may be found in the solicitation. READ THE SOLICITATION! Additionally, prospective recipients are strongly encouraged to review the OCJG Grant Writing Guide for helpful tips on how to properly write a thorough application.


Once a recipient is selected for funding, OCJG approves the award in AmpliFund, executes award documents, and provides copies to the recipient. Upon receipt of the award documents, recipients are advised to carefully review all enclosures to ensure there are no special conditions applied to the award. If there are special conditions on the award, recipients should to contact their assigned grant manager for more information prior to beginning project activities.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.