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FY 2012 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success II
Short title: SPF-PFS II

INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Request for Applications (RFA) No.: SP-12-004
Posting on Grants.gov: June 8, 2012
Original Receipt date: July 19, 2012

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by July 19, 2012
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 Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success II cooperative agreements (SPF-PFS II). The SPF-PFS II is designed to address two of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25.

The SPF-PFS II is also intended to bring SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to a national scale. These awards provide an opportunity for recipients of the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) (referred to herein as "States") that have completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) and are not currently receiving funding through SAMHSA's Partnerships for Success (PFS) grants to acquire additional resources to implement the SPF process at the State and community levels. Equally important, the SPF-PFS II program promotes the alignment and leveraging of prevention resources and priorities at the Federal, State, and community levels.

The SPF-PFS II program builds upon the experience and established SPF-based prevention infrastructures of States to address two of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities in communities of high need. The program is based on the premise that changes at the community level will, over time, lead to measurable changes at the State level. By working together to foster change, States and their SPF-PFS II funded communities of high need can more effectively begin to overcome the challenges underlying their substance abuse prevention priorities and achieve the goals of the SPF-PFS II.

Eligibility

Eligibility for the SPF-PFS II is limited to recipients of the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) that have completed a Cohort I, II or III Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) and are currently not receiving funds through SAMHSA's Partnerships for Success (PFS) grants.

Applications must be signed and submitted by the agency that receives the SABG (i.e., by the Director of the Single State Agency for Substance Abuse in the States and the District of Columbia; and by the equivalent official in the U.S. Territories).

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities because they have the greatest likelihood of achieving success in just three years through the SPF-PFS II grant program. Only these entities have the requisite experience and background critical to the success of the SPF-PFS II: 1) an established infrastructure and system in place, rooted in both the SABG and the SPF prevention model, that allows them to quickly build capacity in communities of need, mobilize those communities, and ensure accurate data collection and reporting at the community level; 2) integration of the SPF-based process into their overall prevention systems, ensuring a strong, data-driven focus on identifying, selecting and implementing effective, evidence-based prevention programs, policies and practices; 3) experience in working collaboratively with communities to achieve substance abuse prevention goals; 4) familiarity and experience with the alignment of behavioral health with primary prevention; and 5) a history of building comprehensive, State-level prevention systems over time. Current PFS grantees are excluded from applying for the SPF-PFS II because they already have the resources in place to support the SPF infrastructure and address their areas of highest need, which can include underage drinking or prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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

Cost sharing/match are not required in this program.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreements
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $40 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: 11-18
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1.2 million per year
Length of Project Period: 3 years

Proposed annual budgets cannot exceed the Tier ceiling of $600K, $900K, or $1.2M, respectively 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 about program issues contact:

Tonia F. Gray, MPH
Senior Public Health Advisor
West Team Lead
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 4-1047
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2492 Phone
(240) 276-2560 Fax
tonia.gray@samhsa.hhs.gov

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William Reyes
Public Health Advisor
Division of State Programs
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 4-1045
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1406 Phone
(240) 276-2560 Fax
william.reyes@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:

Eileen Bermudez
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) 276-1412
eileen.bermudez@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: 06/08/2012