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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 Hurricane Katrina-related State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: Hurricane Katrina-related Suicide Prevention Grants)

(Initial Announcement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SM-06-010
Posting on Grants.gov: March 30, 2006
Receipt date: June 1, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by June 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.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds for Cooperative Agreements for Hurricane Katrina-related State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Programs. The State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program is authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (Section 520E-2 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended).

The State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program is designed to build on the foundation of prior suicide prevention efforts in order to support States and Tribes in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations.

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

Eligibility

Eligibility for SAMHSA's State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program is limited to:

  • Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Public or private non-profit organizations designated by Louisiana or Mississippi to develop or direct the State-sponsored youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategy.

Eligibility is being limited to the States of Louisiana and Mississippi because SAMHSA believes that the magnitude of last year's hurricanes has so impacted the infrastructures of these two States that they would be at a distinct disadvantage in an open competition. Additionally, both States are reporting significantly higher rates of suicides and suicide attempts as a result of the hurricanes. The proposed program allows SAMHSA to be responsive to a critical public health emergency while providing a similar opportunity to other States through a separate competition, State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants (SM-06-005).

Each State can receive only one State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Program grant. The States of Louisiana and Mississippi, or their designated entities, may submit an application for this RFA or State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants, SM-06-005, but not for both.

No single State agency is mandated to be the lead for State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Program grants, as States differ in which State agency has taken the lead for suicide prevention (e.g., Department of Health, Department of Mental Health). Where States have a plan that designates a lead agency, that agency should act as the lead, or should designate an alternative lead for State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program. If the State plan does not designate a lead, an explanation for why the proposed lead is well suited for this task must accompany the application. No single State agency is mandated to be the lead for State-sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention Program grants, as States differ in which State agency has taken the lead for suicide prevention (e.g., Department of Health, Department of Mental Health). Where States have a plan that designates a lead agency, that agency should act as the lead, or should designate an alternative lead for State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program. If the State plan does not designate a lead, an explanation for why the proposed lead is well suited for this task must accompany the application.

Award Information

In FY 2006, it is expected that approximately $800,000 will be available to fund up to 2 awards. The amount of the awards will be up to $400,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) per year for up to 3 years.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the maximum award amount of $400,000 in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantees' progress in reaching program goals and objectives, and timely submission of required data and reports.

Cost sharing (see RFA Glossary, Appendix B) is not required in this program and applications will not be screened out on the basis of cost sharing. However, grant funds must be used to supplement, and not supplant, Federal and non-Federal funds available for carrying out existing youth suicide early intervention and prevention activities.

Awards will be made as Cooperative Agreements.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Richard McKeon, Ph.D.
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

Please put "Hurricane Katrina-related Suicide Prevention Grants" in the Subject line when e-mailing agency contacts.

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. SM-06-010

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