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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Technical Assistance Center for Mental Health Promotion And Youth Violence Prevention

(Initial Announcement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-06-008
Posting to Grants.gov: March 2, 2006
Receipt date: May 2, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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 42 U.S.C. Section 290hh, Public Health Service Act, Section 581, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds to expand and enhance grant activities funded under the Technical Assistance Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention grant announcement.

The purpose of the supplemental funding is to expand the provision of technical assistance services to approximately twenty new Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees that were not accounted for in the original budget. The original budget was based on the President’s budget which assumed that new SS/HS grantees would not be funded. The supplemental funding is also needed to develop additional resources for grantee utilization in implementing their grant initiative.

At a minimum the supplemental funds awarded will be used to conduct the following activities:

  • Expand consultation and site specific technical assistance services to newly awarded SS/HS grantees.
  • Expand cross site technical assistance services to newly awarded SS/HS grantees.
  • Develop a toolkit that will guide SS/HS grantees in developing, implementing, and monitoring the evaluation of their grant initiative.
  • Develop an implementation guide addressing the provision of mental health prevention and intervention services within a school based setting
  • Develop a “how-to” guide addressing how SS/HS grantees can link their grant initiative and local mental health authority with their State mental health authority.

This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health).

Eligibility

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to Educational Development Center, Inc. (EDC). As the current technical assistance provider for SS/HS grantees, EDC has the experience, background, and relationship with SS/HS grantees to collaborate with them and to meet the government’s needs. In delivering both site-specific as well as cross-site technical assistance service, it would be inefficient, confusing, and wasteful for more than one technical assistance provider to be providing services to SS/HS grantees or to an exclusive cohort of SS/HS grantees.

Award Information

The estimated funding available is $1,350,000. The proposed budget cannot exceed the allowable amount of the proposed project for one year for this project. 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

Michelle Bechard, Public Health Advisor
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
SAMHSA/Center for Mental Health Services
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1113
Rockville MD 20895
240-276-1872
Michelle.bechard@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-06-008

MS Word Format Download as Word Document
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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Adobe PDF Format Download as Adobe Acrobat

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