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FY 2008 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants Program Announcement
(Short Title:  SAMHSA Conference Grants)

Announcement No. OA-08-002

Modification: Reissuance of PA-05-001

SAMHSA is not accepting applications for Conference Grants on Sept. 30, 2010. 
Awards will not be made for applications received after March 31, 2010

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. OA-08-002
Posting on Grants.gov: April 10, 2008
Receipt date for FY 2008: May 30, 2008
Recurring Receipt Dates: March 31st and September 30th of each year

Announcement Type: Modification: reissuance of PA-05-001

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due on the recurring dates of March 31 and September 30 each year, except for FY 2008 when the first submission date for applications is May 30, 2008.  Please visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.hhs.gov to ensure that this announcement has not been replaced by a later version.

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372)

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

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces SAMHSA’s Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants program (also referred to as SAMHSA Conference Grants).  The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible.  

It is not the practice of SAMHSA to provide total support for planned meetings and conferences.  The maximum Conference Grant award is $50,000 for a 12-month project period.  Only direct costs will be funded under this program.  Not all SAMHSA’s Centers will be awarding Conference Grants in any given year.  Please visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.gov to learn which Centers are providing funding and the number and size of awards for any specific year.

SAMHSA’s Conference Grants are authorized under Sections 520A (Priority Mental Health Needs of Regional and National Significance), 516 (Priority Substance Abuse Prevention Needs of Regional and National Significance) and 509 (Priority Substance Abuse Treatment Needs of Regional and National Significance) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and subject to the availability of funds.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus areas 11 (Health Communication), 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders) and 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example, State and local governments; federally recognized tribes; State recognized tribes, urban Indian organizations (as defined in P.L. 94-437, as amended); public or private universities and colleges; professional associations, voluntary organizations, self-help groups, consumer and provider services-oriented constituency groups; community- and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations may apply.  Individuals are not eligible to receive grant support for a conference.  The statutory authority for this program precludes grants to for-profit organizations. 

Support for only one conference from one SAMHSA Center (CMHS, CSAP, CSAT) may be requested in any single application.  Applications that address topics that cut across two or more Centers, such as those dealing with co-occurring treatment and prevention, may be referred to more than one Center for funding consideration.  Only one application per receipt date may be submitted.

Award Information


Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $100,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 2 grants
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $50,000 per year

Length of Project Period: 12 months

SAMHSA Centers will provide partial support for planned meetings and conferences.  The maximum grant award is $50,000.  Actual awards will depend on the availability of funds. Indirect costs are not allowed under this program.  Not all SAMHSA Centers will fund Conference Grants in any given year.  To learn which Centers are providing funding for a specific year and the number and size of awards, please go to SAMHSA’s Web site at www.samhsa.gov.  Click on “Grants” and then click on the fiscal year for which you are applying for a Conference Grant.  You will find the award information posted with the Conference Grant announcement.
  
All awards will be for a maximum project period of 12 months.

Contact Information

For questions on mental health topics, contact:

David Morrissette, Ph.D., LCSW
Commander, USPHS
Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1011
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1960
david.morrissette@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management     
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1085
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@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. OA-08-002

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: 03/27/2009