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FY 2009 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category II Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers

(Modification)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-09-005
Posting on Grants.gov: March 26, 2009
Modification Date: March 27, 2009
Receipt date: May 13, 2009
Announcement Type: Modification

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 13, 2009

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 Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 for Treatment and Service Adaptation Center cooperative agreements through the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.  The purpose of this program is to provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups, and service systems and support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for communities across the country thereby improving treatment and services for children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events. The initiative is designed to address child trauma issues by creating a national network of grantees—the National Child Traumatic Stress Network—that work collaboratively to develop and promote effective community practices for children and adolescents exposed to a wide array of traumatic events.

The purpose of the NCTSI Treatment and Service Adaptation Centers is to provide national expertise and serve as lead organizations for identifying and adapting effective treatment and services for specific types of trauma, types of trauma interventions, and/or traumatized populations.  Treatment and Service Adaptation Centers are a category (Category II) of cooperative agreements under SAMHSA’s larger National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI). 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is composed of three types of centers:

  1. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - (Category I)works with SAMHSA to develop and maintain the network structure, provide technical assistance to grantees within the network, oversee resource development and dissemination, and coordinate national education and training efforts;
  2. The Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers - (Category II) provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups, and service systems and support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for communities across the country; and
  3. The Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers - (Category III) implement and evaluate effective treatment and services in community settings and youth serving service systems and collaborate with other network centers on clinical issues, service approaches, policy, financing, and training issues. 

NCTSI Treatment and Service Adaptation grants are one of SAMHSA’s infrastructure grant programs.  SAMHSA’s Infrastructure Grants support an array of activities to help the grantee build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health services for child trauma.  SAMHSA recognizes that each applicant will start from a unique point in developing infrastructure and will serve populations/communities with specific needs.  Awardees may pursue diverse strategies and methods to achieve their infrastructure development and capacity expansion goals.  Successful applicants will provide a coherent and detailed conceptual “roadmap” of the process by which they have assessed or intend to assess service system needs and plan/implement infrastructure development strategies that meet those needs.  The plan put forward in the grant application must show the linkages among needs, the proposed infrastructure development strategy, and increased system capacity that will enhance and sustain effective programs and services. 

As of April 2008, approximately 1.64 million men and women have been deployed to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in support of the Global War on Terror.  Individuals returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk for suffering post-traumatic stress and other related disorders.  Experts estimate that up to one-third of returning veterans will need mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and related services.  In addition, the family members of returning veterans have an increased need for related support services.  To address these concerns, SAMHSA strongly encourages all applicants to consider the unique needs of returning veterans and their families in developing their proposed project. 

NCTSI Treatment and Service Adaptation grants are authorized under Section 582 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders).

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example, State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; community- and faith-based organizations; outpatient clinics, psychiatric or general hospitals; and partnerships of multiple clinical centers, programs, and or community service providers  may apply.  Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska natives in all phases of its activities.  Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Applicants may also apply for the NCTSI Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers cooperative agreements.  If approved for funding in more than one National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative program, an award may be made in only one of the programs.  NCTSI grantees whose awards are ending in FY 2009 are eligible to apply for this competitive grant award.

All applicants will be evaluated by the same evaluation criteria established in this Request for Applications (RFA).   

Award Information

Funding Mechanism:

Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $4.8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 8
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $600,000 per year

Length of Project Period:

Up to 3 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $600,000 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.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Wendy Davis
Project Officer
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs (DPTSSP)
Center for Mental Health Services        
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-0571
mailto:wendy.davis@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.

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