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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Cooperative Agreements For HIV/AIDS Related Mental Health Services In Minority Communities

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-06-001
Posting to Grants.gov: February 7, 2006
Receipt date: May 1,2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 1, 2006.

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)/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 Mental Health Services (CMHS) announces the availability of FY 2006 funds for grants to enhance and expand the provision of effective, culturally competent HIV/AIDS-related mental health services in minority communities for persons living with HIV/AIDS and having a mental health need. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that of the 400,000 persons living with AIDS, 250,000 cases are among people of color (CDC, 2003). As the incidence of HIV/AIDS increases among people of color, the need for mental health treatment goes up as well. Psychiatric/psychological/psychosocial/neuropsychiatric complications frequently are not diagnosed or addressed either at the time of diagnosis or through the course of the HIV/AIDS disease process. When untreated, these complications are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, impaired quality of life, and numerous medical and/or behavioral challenges, such as non-adherence with the treatment regimen.

To date, HIV/AIDS services have not always addressed HIV/AIDS related mental health treatment needs. Mental health services often are not accessible to persons living with HIV/AIDS. When it is available, mental health care may not be coordinated and integrated into an array of comprehensive services. The projects to be supported in this program are to have experience providing culturally competent mental health services in their respective communities, and will develop and implement HIV-related mental health treatment services that meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in that community. All applicants must target one or more of the following populations: African Americans, Latinos(as), Native Americans (non-reservation), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and/or other racial/ethnic minority communities. SAMHSA intends that its Services Grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible and no later than 4 months after award.

HIV/AIDS related mental health services grants are authorized under Section 520(A) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health).

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example federally recognized tribes; State recognized tribes, urban Indian organizations (as defined in P.L. 94-437, as amended); public or private universities and colleges; community- and faith-based organizations; and tribal organizations may apply. Because only direct mental health service providers may apply, States and local governments are not eligible. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit organizations.

Award Information

It is expected that up to $8,400,000 will be available to fund approximately 16 awards in FY 2006. Annual awards are expected to be approximately $525,000 per year in total costs (direct and indirect) for up to 5 years.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $525,000 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, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Cost sharing is not required.

Awards will be made as cooperative agreement grants. These awards are being made as cooperative agreements because they are complex and require substantial post-award Federal programmatic participation in the conduct of the project.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Barbara J. Silver, Ph.D.
Program Director/Government Project Officer
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 2-1009
Rockville , Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1962
Barbara.Silver@samhsa.hhs.gov

Ilze Ruditis, Dc.S.W.
Alternate Government Project Officer
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 2-1013
Rockville , Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1961
Ilze.ruditis@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Kimberly Pendleton
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1097
Rockville, MD 20857
(240) 276-1421
E-mail: kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. SM-06-001

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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.

Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants

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Frequently Asked Questions

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

You may request a complete application kit by calling one of SAMHSA's national clearinghouses:

  • For substance abuse prevention or treatment grants, call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) at 1-800-729-6686.

  • For mental health grants, call the National Mental Health Information Center at 1-800-789-CMHS (2647).

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Technical Assistance and Training for SAMHSA Grant Applicants

Grants Management at SAMHSA: Useful Information for Grantees

Last updated: 02/12/2009