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Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE): Meeting the Mental Health Services Needs of Older Adults

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Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-05-012

Publication in March 4, 2005

Receipt date:  May 5, 2005

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

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Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 5, 2005. 

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Letters from State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS)/SSA 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.

SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 funds for increasing system infrastructure and service capacity for older persons with mental health needs.  

The purpose of the Older Adult Mental Health TCE Grant Program is to help communities provide direct services and to build the necessary infrastructure to support expanded services for meeting the diverse mental health needs of older persons.  The target population of older adults, for the purpose of this program, is defined as persons 60 years and older who are at risk for or are experiencing mental health problems.

Older Adult Mental Health TCE grants are authorized under 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example, State, local or tribal governments; public or private universities and colleges; community- and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations may apply.  The statutory authority for this program precludes grants to for-profit organizations.  Additionally, applicants must comply with the requirement to address the target population of persons 60 years of age and older who are at risk for or are experiencing mental health problems.

Additional Information

It is expected that up to $4.4 million will be available to fund up to 11 awards in FY 2005. Annual awards are expected to range from $375,000 to $400,000 per year in total costs (direct and indirect).  Applicants may request a project period of up to 3 years. No less than 15 percent and no more than 20 percent of the total budget is to be used to conduct a local evaluation of the services and infrastructure expansion program and to collect GPRA data.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $400,000 in any year of the proposed project.   The actual amount available for the awards may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of the applications received.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.

For questions on program issues, contact:

Betsy McDonel Herr, Ph.D.

SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services, Community Support Program Branch

1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1011

Rockville, MD 20857

(240) 276-1911

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kimberly Pendleton

SAMHSA, Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management

1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1097

Rockville, MD 20857; (240) 276-1421

Documents needed to complete an application for this grant opportunity:

Download RFA:

  The complete Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM05-012

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PHS 5161-1 (revised July 2000): Includes the face page, budget forms, assurances, certification,  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:



For a complete application kit, call the National Mental Health Information Center at: 

  • 800-789-2647