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SAVE THE DATE for DATIA's upcoming Member Forums and Webinars!
-Learn about the tools, resources and certifications that DATIA provides to make your business successful.
-Network with other members
-Learn about DATIA involvement opportunities

DATIA Member Forum Dates

July 21, 7 pm EST
· Tools You Need to Move Your Business Forward

September 21, 7 pm EST
· Move Forward with your Certification: A Step-by-Step Guide on What You Need to Get Certified:
o CPC(T)
o DER
o MRO Assistant
o DATIA Accredited Collection Facility
o NAADATP

November 16, 7 pm EST
· Moving the Industry Forward through Advocacy, How DATIA is Making Your Voice Heard

January 18, 7 pm EST
· Move Your Business Forward through Networking: A networking event for DATIA business owners consists of a 30-minute presentation and then 30 minutes of Q&A.

DATIA Webinars Dates
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August 5, 7pm EST
October 5, 7pm EST
December 2, 7pm EST
February 1, 7pm EST
Department of Transportation News
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $905.25 Million in Proposed Awards for the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program

WASHINGTON – U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. These grants advance the Administration’s priorities of rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating jobs by funding highway and rail projects of regional and national economic significance that position America to win the 21st century. 
 
“These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, while helping to spur innovation, confront climate change, and address inequities across the country,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. 
 
INFRA grants were selected based on several criteria. In addition to prioritizing projects that would improve local economies, create jobs, and meet all statutory requirements, for the first time in USDOT’s history, grants were considered by how they would address climate change, environmental justice, and racial equity. 
 
Further, USDOT prioritized funding to rural areas to address historic underinvestment. Approximately 44 percent of proposed funding will be awarded to rural projects, which exceeds the statutory requirements for rural projects set by Congress by 19%. 
 
INFRA projects were also rated on the extent that they applied innovative technology and whether they could deliver projects in a cost-effective manner. 
SAMSHA News
SAMHSA distributes Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grants, directing $3.3 million in mental health support funding to 33 colleges

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released awards totaling $3.3 million to 33 colleges through its Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grant program. The Biden administration, bolstering the effort through American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) funding, is enabling SAMHSA to expand the program reach by eight colleges. The funding comes at a time when pandemic-related stressors have increased mental health disorders among younger Americans.

The GLS program, operated out of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services, promotes colleges’ development of comprehensive approaches to enhance mental health services for their students – including those who are at risk of suicide, depression, serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbances, and/or substance use disorders (SUDs). Other goals are to prevent mental disorders and SUDs, promote help-seeking behavior, reduce negative public attitudes and improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.

“This grant program provides crucial support to college and university communities at a critical time,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Tom Coderre, who leads SAMHSA. “Pre-pandemic, college had already been a time and environment where young adults often experienced the onset or worsening of mental health problems. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health crises for adolescents and young adults. We want this grant program to provide needed supports to as many students as possible, and we are grateful for the infusion of American Rescue Plan funding to strengthen that support.”

Twenty-five (25) colleges are receiving the GLS awards through SAMHSA’s annual appropriation totaling $2.5 million. ARP funding of $741,252 expands the program reach to an additional eight colleges and universities. View the list of recipients receiving grant awards of up to $102,000 each year for three years.
2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
August 25-28, 2021
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Space is limited so don't delay. Purchase your exhibit space today!
The DATIA Annual Meeting will be held August 25-28, 2021 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC.

This meeting is presented for professionals, from industry service providers to end-user client to regulatory officials in order to learn and discuss the very latest information on regulatory affairs, ethics, safety and business practices critical to their organization’s outlook.
Renew Your Membership
Don't miss out on another great year of with DATIA! DATIA membership provides you and your company a number of key benefits:

  • Represents Your Interests on Capitol Hill and with Key Agency Officials
  • Educates and Informs You on New Developments Within the Industry
  • Increases Standards for Professionalism and Business Practices
  • Markets Your Company to Consumers of Drug and Alcohol Testing
DATIA focus Magazine
Call for Submissions
The goal of DATIA focus is to offer guidance, education, and insight for providers of drug and alcohol testing services to work more efficiently and effectively, as well as to provide employers implementing drug and alcohol testing programs with education on best practices, industry standards, and lessons learned.

Share your industry expertise by contributing an article to the DATIA focus! Email Krystle at info@datia.org.
DATIA Online Courses
DATIA provides members and non-members alike a number of online courses to train and advance their drug and alcohol testing knowledge. From providing introductory courses to certifications, DATIA supplies the resources right to your home or office via our online portal.

*Designates exam must be completed post course to receive certification

This course is a general primer on how to manage a Consortium or Third Party Administrator (C/TPA) service.

provides collection personnel with the training to become proficient in DOT and federal urine specimen collections for drug testing in the workplace

The course concentrates on DOT procedures because they are considered the “gold standard in the industry” and covers each step of the collection process and problems arising in the collection process.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the drug and alcohol testing process.

The objective of this course is to ensure that MRO Assistant duties are performed in a professional and consistent manner, including maintaining confidentiality for the donor, and ensuring security and integrity in the process.
Certification Exam not provided by Datia

This course provides tools and techniques to successfully identify and facilitate a reasonable suspicion scenario through discovery, documentation and discussion 

This course will provide you with comprehensive SAP qualification training meeting the Department of Transportation's (DOT) SAP qualification training requirements
Certification Exam not provided by Datia