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FY 2011 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (Short Title: PPW)

Initial Announcement

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-11-009
Posting on Grants.gov: April 8, 2011
Original Receipt date: June 7, 2011
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by June 7, 2011
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 (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 for the Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW). The purpose of this program is to expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their minor children, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children. This program approaches service delivery from a family-centered perspective, meets the multiple individual needs of the population of focus, and considers the health and well-being of the family members within the context of their families and other important relationships.

The PPW program supports evidence-based parenting and treatment models including trauma-specific services in a trauma-informed context that will:

  • Decrease the use and/or abuse of prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, illicit and other harmful drugs (e.g., inhalants) among pregnant and postpartum women;
  • Increase safe and healthy pregnancies; improve birth outcomes; and reduce perinatal and environmentally related effects of maternal and/or paternal drug abuse on infants and children;
  • Improve the mental and physical health of the women and children; prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among the children;
  • Improve parenting skills, family functioning, economic stability, and quality of life; and
  • Decrease involvement in and exposure to crime; violence; neglect; and physical, emotional and sexual abuse for all family members.

SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The PPW program grants are part of SAMHSA's effort to achieve the goals of the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Initiative and Trauma and Justice Initiative.

More information on SAMHSA's Strategic Initiatives is available at the SAMHSA website: http://www.samhsa.gov/About/strategy.aspx.

The populations of focus are low-income (according to Federal poverty guidelines) women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant, postpartum (the period after childbirth up to 12 months), and their minor children, age 17 and under, who have limited access to quality health services. SAMHSA has identified traditionally underserved populations, especially racial and ethnic minority women, as a population of focus. SAMHSA is especially concerned about the high morbidity and mortality rates of pregnant women and their infants among African Americans. SAMHSA recognizes the importance of early childhood as the foundation for healthy social and emotional development, so applicants should meet the needs of young children while serving all the minor children of the mothers in the program. Services should be extended to fathers of the children, partners of the women, and other family members of the women and children who do not reside in the residential treatment facility when their inclusion is deemed appropriate.

PPW is one of SAMHSA's services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery must begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.

PPW grants are authorized under Section 508 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

SAMHSA strongly encourages all grantees to provide a smoke-free workplace and to promote abstinence from all tobacco products.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN Tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, 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 Tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. PPW grantees funded in FY 2009 are not eligible to apply.

The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $9.8 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 19
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $524,000 per year
Length of Project Period: Up to 3 years

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact:

Linda White-Young
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1081
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1581
linda.white-young@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:

Love Foster-Horton
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1095
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1653
love.foster-horton@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents Needed to Complete a Grant Application

1. REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE RFA IN PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION.

2. GRANT Application Package

YOU MUST USE THE FORMS IN THE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

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: 04/11/2011