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FY 2008 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Cooperative Agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse and Mental Health
(Short Title: HBCU – Center for Excellence)

(Initial Announcement)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-08-011
Posting on Grants.gov: March 21, 2008
Receipt date: May 22, 2008
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 22, 2008.

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates.  Review process recommendations from the 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) 2008 for a cooperative agreement for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse and Mental Health (HBCU-Center for Excellence).  The purpose of this program is to continue the effort to network the 103 HBCUs throughout the United States and promote workforce development through expanding knowledge of best practices, leadership development and encouraging community partnerships that enhance the participation of African-Americans in the substance abuse treatment and mental health professions.  The comprehensive focus of the HBCU – Center for Excellence will simultaneously expand service capacity on campuses and in other treatment venues.
 
The goals of the HBCU-Center for Excellence are to: 

  1. Expand and enhance the existing national network of HBCUs to foster the development of programs, and to facilitate collaboration and the exchange of information related to substance abuse and mental health.  

  2. Provide culturally appropriate substance abuse and mental health disorder resources to HBCUs.

  3. Promote workforce development in substance abuse and mental health by exposing HBCU students to a wide range of opportunities in the field, including, but not limited to internships, mentoring and leadership trainings.    

The HBCU-Center for Excellence cooperative agreement is authorized under sections 509 and 520(A) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus areas 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders) and 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Eligible applicants for the HBCU-Center for Excellence are the 103 nationally recognized Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or a consortium of HBCUs with a lead college/university as the applicant.  The recipient of the award will be the entity legally responsible for satisfying the requirements of the cooperative agreement.  The applicant must agree to involve and serve all 103 HBCUs in the United States.

Eligibility is limited to the nationally recognized HBCUs or a consortium of HBCUs because the target audiences for activities supported under this initiative are HBCUs and HBCU students.  Since there is a high concentration of African American students on these campuses, HBCUs are uniquely situated to provide the perspective regarding the substance abuse and mental health needs and issues surrounding the African American population in and around these college campuses.  This initiative also supports Executive Order 13256 to "strengthen the capacity of historically black colleges and universities to provide the highest quality education, and increase opportunities for these institutions to participate in and benefit from Federal programs.”

The full list of HBCUs who are eligible to apply may be viewed at the following Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whhbcu/edlite-list.html.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $500,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 1
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, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.  Applicants should be aware that funding for this program is not included in the FY 2009 President’s budget request, and funding beyond FY 2008 is not guaranteed.  SAMHSA is allowing applicants to submit proposals for two additional budget years for planning purposes and for technical assistance in sustainability activities. 

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Shannon Taitt
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 5-1037
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1691
Shannon.Taitt@samhsa.hhs.gov

Roslyn Holliday Moore
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1077
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1825
RoslynHolliday.Moore@samhsa.hhs.gov  

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kathleen Sample
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1089
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1407
kathleen.sample@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-08-011

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: 12/12/2008