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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Program Supplement to Center for Mental Health Services' Suicide Prevention Resource Center

(Initial Announcement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-06-006
Posting to Grants.gov: March 8, 2006
Receipt date: May 2, 2006
Announcement Type: New

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 2, 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.

Under the authority of 520C of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds to expand/enhance grant activities funded under the Cooperative Agreement for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) grant announcement.

The purpose of the SPRC is to provide prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions, and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. The SPRC supports the technical assistance and information needs of SAMHSA’s State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Campus Suicide Prevention grantees and State, Territorial, and Tribal suicide prevention coordinators and coalition members with customized assistance and technical resources. The SPRC also plans and implements conferences and training events; creates publications and Web content on suicide and suicide prevention for professionals, advocates, and consumers; identifies and disseminates best practices; facilitates informational exchanges and peer-to-peer mentoring using listservs and other technologies; and promotes suicide prevention as a component of mental health transformation.

Supplemental funding is being provided for the SPRC as a result of 2006 Congressional funding of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, which supports a variety of programs related to youth suicide prevention and intervention. These funds will be used to expand current efforts to reduce youth suicide and youth suicide attempts by focusing on populations at risk, such as American Indian youth, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and youth who have made suicide attempts.

At a minimum the funds awarded will be used to promote youth suicide prevention by conducting the following activities, including training, technical assistance, and the dissemination of suicide prevention research and surveillance data:

1) Expansion of technical assistance to an additional cohort of approximately 22 State/Tribal youth suicide prevention grantees and approximately 31 Campus Suicide Prevention grantees.

2) Expansion of current youth suicide prevention technical assistance efforts to Tribes, tribal organizations, and territories.

3) Development of a plan for promoting youth suicide prevention as a component of mental health transformation, incorporating objectives from Goal 7 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, “Develop and promote effective clinical and professional practices.”

4) Expansion of efforts to promote youth suicide prevention among youth in the juvenile justice or foster care system.

5) Development of a plan for addressing the suicide prevention needs of youth in rural areas, including the utilization of primary health care resources such as pediatricians, family physicians, and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center grant is authorized under 520C of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18, Mental Health.

Eligibility

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to the Education Development Center, Inc. (SM-57392).

Eligibility is being limited because, through the SPRC, the Education Development Center supports the technical assistance and information needs of SAMHSA State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Campus Suicide Prevention grantees and State, Territorial, and Tribal suicide prevention coordinators and coalition members with customized assistance and technical resources. It would be both inefficient and wasteful to fund a second technical assistance provider for the same group of grantees.

Award Information

The estimated funding available is $996,000 for up to four years. The proposed budget cannot exceed the allowable amount in any year. This amount includes both direct and indirect costs.

Cost-sharing is not required in this program, and applications will not be screened out on the basis of cost sharing. However, you may include cash or in-kind contributions in your application as evidence of commitment to the proposed project.

The award will be made as a Cooperative Agreement. Please see the full announcement for the specific roles and responsibilities of the Grantee and the Federal government.

Contact Information

Richard McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1105
Rockville, MD 20857
240-276-1873
richard.mckeon@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
kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. SM-06-006

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Adobe PDF Format Download as Acrobat Document

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