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SAMHSA News - March/April 2007, Volume 15, Number 2


Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA recently announced several grant funding opportunities for Fiscal Year 2007. Requests for Applications (RFAs) include the following:

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Grants (Application due date: June 1, 2007)—15 grant awards, ranging from $500,000 to $550,000 per year for up to 5 years, to support the addiction treatment services workforce. The awards will be made to 14 Regional Centers and 1 National Coordinating Center. ATTCs assess the training and development needs of the substance use disorders workforce and develop and conduct training and technology transfer activities to promote the adoption of evidence-based practices in substance use disorders treatment. (TI-07-001, $7.8 million)

Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants for Quality Improvement (State DIG) (Application due date: May 3, 2007)—Up to 58 grant awards for up to 3 years, with up to $7.56 million available. These grants will implement and strengthen the annual collection of the Uniform Reporting System (URS) measures, which include the National Outcome Measures (NOMs), and fund State Mental Health Authorities to improve state and local data infrastructures for reporting and planning. The project supports SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services Mental Health Block Grant program. (SM-07-012, $7.56 million)

Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion Grants (Application due date: May 11, 2007)—Up to 8 grant awards, for about $214,000 per year for up to 3 years, to support states in their efforts to adopt best practices to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion in institutional and community-based settings that provide mental health services. (SM-07-005, $1.7 million)

Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants for Jail Diversion (Application due date: March 27, 2007)—2 grant awards for up to 3 years with approximately $723,000 available for jail diversion. Awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services, these grants will promote the transformation of systems to improve services for justice-involved adults with mental illness. This program is intended to improve the capacity of systems to divert these individuals away from the criminal justice system to community-based integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment and other appropriate support services. (SM-07-004, $723,000)

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Centers (CTS Centers) (Application due date: May 31, 2007)—Up to 10 cooperative agreement awards, for $400,000 for up to 4 years, to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents exposed to a wide array of traumatic events. (SM-07-011, $4 million)

Suicide Prevention Hotlines (Application due date: May 2, 2007)—1 cooperative agreement award, for up to 5 years, with up to $2.88 million in total funding available for networking, certifying, and training suicide prevention hotlines. (SM-07-009, $2.88 million)

Adolescents at Risk Supplements (Application due date: May 1, 2007)—Up to 8 grant awards, not to exceed $232,250, for 1 year to expand activities funded under the initial Linking Adolescents at Risk for Mental Health grant. (SM-07-015, $1.86 million)

Physician Clinical Support System for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (PCSS) (Application due date: May 1, 2007)—1 cooperative agreement award, for up to $500,000 for up to 3 years, to enhance the current PCSS. PCSS assists physicians in treating patients dependent on heroin opioids with FDA-approved buprenorphine products. (TI-07-007, $500,000).

Applying for a Grant - click to view www.samhsa.gov/grantsApplications are available by calling SAMHSA’s Clearinghouse at 1 (800) 729-6686, or by downloading information from www.samhsa.gov/grants or www.grants.govEnd of Article

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SAMHSA News - March/April 2007, Volume 15, Number 2