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FY 2007 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-07-008
Posting on Grants.gov: March 29, 2007
Receipt date: May 25, 2007
Announcement Type: Initial

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No
.: 93.243

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 25, 2007.

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Letters from State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS)/Single State Agency Coordination

Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2007 Targeted Capacity Expansion grants.  The purpose of this program is to expand and or/enhance the community's ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and community-based response to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse treatment capacity problem and/or improve the quality and intensity of services.

Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) is one of SAMHSA' s services grant programs.  SAMHSA' s services grants are designed to address gaps in substance abuse services and/or to increase the ability of States, localities, tribes, urban Indian centers and/or tribal organizations to help specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging substance abuse problems.  For example, a community might seek a Targeted Capacity Expansion grant to add state-of-the-art treatment approaches or new services to address emerging trends or unmet needs (e.g., intensive case management, referral, and follow-up services to address related HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, and other primary health care needs of substance abusing clients).  SAMHSA/CSAT intends to fund projects for treatment services in four categories in FY 2007:

1.  Native American/Alaska Native and Asian American/Pacific Islander Populations:  To meet the disproportionate substance abuse treatment needs of certain native communities, this category specifically identifies American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AA/PI), including Native Hawaiians, as native populations to receive expanded and/or enhanced treatment services under this program.

2.  E-therapy:  This category provides funding for expanding and/or enhancing substance abuse treatment through the use of technology to reduce barriers of distance, disabilities, and social stigma and provides treatment opportunities to those who do not have access to, or are reluctant to access, substance abuse treatment services (See Appendix M - Glossary, in the RFA).

3.  Grassroots Partnerships: This category supports applicants who propose to enhance/expand recovery-oriented systems of care involving small, grassroots organizations (see Appendix M - Glossary, in the RFA).

4.  Other Populations or Emerging Substance Abuse Issues:  This category allows applicants to propose a project for an unmet substance abuse treatment need in a specific target population (e.g., pregnant and post-partum women, HIV/AIDS, adolescents) or focus area (e.g., methamphetamine, alcohol, marijuana) in their community.

SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award.  Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.  

TCE grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Eligibility for Category 1 (AI/AN/AA/PI) is restricted to federally recognized tribes, state recognized tribes, urban Indian organizations, tribal organizations, and Asian American/Pacific Islander organizations, including Native Hawaiian organizations, in recognition of their responsibility for, and interest in, providing for the needs of their citizens, and because the success of the program will depend upon their authority and ability to broadly coordinate a variety of resources.

Eligible applicants for Category 2 (E-therapy), Category 3 (Grassroots Partnerships), and Category 4 (Other), are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example, State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, state recognized tribes, urban Indian organizations, tribal organizations, and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI) organizations, including Native Hawaiian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations may apply.  The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Funding is not designed to meet statewide treatment needs, but to meet the needs of individual communities in cities, towns, counties, and multi-county partnerships.  Therefore, States that apply must identify a specific city, town, county or multi-county partnership that will be the targeted geographic area of need.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 16
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $500,000

Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $500,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Love Foster-Horton
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1138
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1653
love.foster-horton@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kimberly Pendleton
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1097
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1421
kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Download the complete Announcement No. TI-07-008

MS Word Format Download RFA in MS Word format
PDF Format Download RFA in Adobe PDF format

You must respond to the requirements in the RFA in preparing your application.

PHS 5161-1 (revised July 2000): Includes the face page, budget forms and checklist. Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Last updated: 12/12/2007