FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Request for Applications (RFA)

State Incentive Grants for Treatment of Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Related and Mental Disorders [Short Title: Co-Occurring State Incentive Grants - COSIG]

(Initial Announcement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-06-003
Posting on Grants.gov: March 21, 2006
Receipt date: May 16, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by  May 16, 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), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), announce the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2006 Co-Occurring State Incentive Grants (COSIG). These grants will develop and enhance the infrastructure of States, federally recognized Tribes, and tribal organizations (hereafter referred to as Tribes) and their treatment service systems to increase their capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services to persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, and to their families.

The COSIG program is authorized under Sections 509 and 520A of the Public Health Services Act, as amended.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus areas 18 (Mental Health) and 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Only the immediate Office of the Governor of a State or the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of federally recognized Tribes and tribal organizations may apply.  Component agencies of the applicant's organizational structure are not considered to be part of the immediate Office of the Governor of States or CEO in Tribes and tribal organizations. This means, for example, that the Mental Health, or Substance Abuse Authorities, or other agencies within the Office of the Governor or Tribe, cannot apply independently.  SAMHSA has limited the eligibility to the applicants' highest level of responsible leadership because that office has the greatest potential to provide the multi-agency leadership needed to develop the infrastructure/treatment service systems to increase the capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based services to persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, and their families.

A lead official of the applicant may be designated to be Program Director for the grant.  State applications must reflect substantial involvement of the State's Mental Health Authority and the State's Substance Abuse Authority (or the equivalent entity in a Tribe or tribal organization), and other relevant agencies, and must reflect substantial involvement and oversight by the immediate Office of the Governor in a State or CEO in a Tribe or tribal organization.
The application face page (form 424) must be signed by the State Governor or tribal CEO, as appropriate.

As defined in the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, the term "State" includes all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Also eligible are federally recognized Tribes and tribal organizations. Applications from any other entities are not eligible for funding.

Tribal organization means the recognized governing body of any Indian Tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities (P.L. 93-638, as amended).  Consortia of tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.
This grant program is appropriate for all States and federally recognized Tribes and tribal organizations, regardless of their level of infrastructure development.

Current COSIG grantees are not eligible to apply.

Award Information

It is expected that $2.1 million will be available to fund up to 2 COSIG awards in FY 2006. The awards will be for no more than $1.05 million in total costs (direct and indirect).

  • All grantees will receive up to $1.05 million per year in years 1-3.
  • Grantees with service pilots may request half of their year 3 award for year 4 to phase down the service pilots. 
  • Grantees with service pilots may request up to $100,000 in year 5 for evaluation.
  • Grantees without service pilots may request up to $100,000 in years 4 and 5 for evaluation.

For example, if you have a service pilot and your award in year 3 is $1.05 million, you can request up to $525,000 in year 4.  If your award in year 3 is less than $1.05 million, then your year 4 request must be proportionately less. Grantees without service pilots will receive up to $100,000 for evaluation in both years 4 and 5.

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the allowable amount 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.

Should funding become available for COSIG grants in FY 2007, SAMHSA may fund awards from among the highly scored but not funded FY 2006 applications (assuming a sufficient number of high quality applications) rather than issuing a new announcement in FY 2007.

Cost sharing is not required.

Awards will be made as grants.

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Edith Jungblut
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1054
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2896
edith.jungblut@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. TI-06-003

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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