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
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 Please visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.hhs.gov to ensure that this announcement has not been replaced by a later version.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).
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.
|Anticipated Total Available Funding:
|Anticipated Number of Awards:
||Up to 2 grants
|Anticipated Award Amount:
Up to $50,000 per year
|Length of Project Period:
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.
For questions on mental health topics, contact:
David Morrissette, Ph.D., LCSW
Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1011
Rockville, MD 20857
For questions on grants management issues, contact:
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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
You must respond to the requirements in the RFA in preparing your application.
Download RFA in MS Word format
Download RFA in Adobe PDF format
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.
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