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SAMHSA News - January/February 2007, Volume 15, Number 1

Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA recently announced new grant funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2007.

Technical Assistance Centers

Up to $1.8 million will be available to fund 5 grants for National Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) to promote consumer-directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses.

These programs aim to maximize consumer self-determination and recovery by helping people with serious mental illnesses decrease their reliance on expensive social services and avoid psychiatric hospitalization. In this way, the program promotes the transformation of the mental health system.

Three grants will be for consumer TACs and two for consumer-supporter TACs. The grants will not exceed $340,000 for each of 3 years. An additional $126,000 will be awarded competitively to one of the three successful consumer TACs to support the annual Alternatives Conference run by and for mental health consumers.

For questions on program issues, contact Risa S. Fox at (240) 276-1960 or email The application due date for SM-07-003 is February 2, 2007.

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Consumer Networks

Up to $626,000—9 grants of $70,000 each—will be available to fund Statewide Consumer Networks, which will continue for 3 years. Each grant will help states expand their consumer-centered services and focus on recovery and resilience.

These grants will also provide consumers of mental health services with the tools they need to strengthen coalitions among other consumers, policymakers, and service providers.

For questions on program issues, contact Wanda Finch at (240) 276-1916 or email The application due date for SM-07-002 is February 1, 2007.

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HIV/AIDS Services

Up to $32.1 million will be available to fund 65 grants to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment, outreach, and pretreatment services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services to African Americans, Hispanics, and other racial and ethnic communities severely affected by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Annual award amounts are expected to be approximately $500,000 per year for treatment services and $400,000 for outreach and pretreatment services.

For questions on program issues, contact David Thompson at (240) 276-1623 or email The application due date for TI-07-004 is February 28, 2007.

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Peer-to-Peer Recovery Services

Up to $2.9 million will be available to fund 8 awards for projects delivering peer-to-peer recovery services through the recovery Community Services Program (RCSP). Approximately $1.45 million will fund up to 4 Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs). The goal of peer recovery services programs is to prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery while building strong and supportive relationships with their communities.

Each grant will not exceed $350,000 per year and is renewable for up to 4 years. While not designed to replace professional treatment, peer-to-peer support programs focus on achieving lifelong recovery and wellness of self, family, and community.

For questions on program issues, contact Marsha Baker at (240) 276-1566 or email The application due date for TI-07-002 is February 28, 2007.

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Print copies of Requests for Applications (RFA), including copies of all necessary forms, are available through SAMHSA’s Clearinghouse. For a grants package, call 1 (877) SAMHSA-7 or 1 (877) 726-4727; 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD).

SAMHSA’s Web site offers the most up-to-date information on planned funding opportunities for 2007, recent grant awards, and grants management, as well as details on how to apply for a SAMHSA grant. Visit

The Federal Government’s Web site,, streamlines the process of finding and applying for Federal grant opportunities. The Web site offers a step-by-step process. Visit for details.

For questions on grants management issues for these funding opportunities, contact Kimberly Pendleton at (240) 276-1421 or email

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