FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention - State Implementation Cooperative Agreements (STAR-SI)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-06-006
Publication in Grants.gov: January 17, 2006
Receipt date: March 24, 2006
Announcement Type: Initial

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

 

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 24, 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’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announces the availability of FY 2006 funds for the Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention – State Implementation (STAR-SI) program. STAR-SI is an infrastructure cooperative agreement program that promotes State-level implementation of process improvement methods to improve access to and retention in outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment facilities account for 80 percent of all substance abuse treatment programs in the United States and serve 89 percent of the 1.1 million clients in care on any day ( National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, SAMHSA, 2002). Outpatient treatment providers face tremendous challenges in their efforts to serve populations in need of treatment.States are in a unique position to effect system change by working together with outpatient substance abuse treatment providers to remove systems barriers, streamline administrative procedures, provide incentives and assist provider networks in their efforts to improve access and retention performance outcomes.

Note: While the terms “State” and “State-level” implementation are used throughout this document, federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations are also eligible for this program (See Section III. Eligibility Information).

STAR-SI grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are States, the District of Columbia, territories, federally recognized tribes, and tribal organizations. 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.

Consortia applications from non-tribal entities are not eligible under this RFA, due to the number and complexity of program requirements and the limitation on the amount of the awards.

Since this program is designed to facilitate State level implementation of access and retention improvements, only States, the District of Columbia, territories, federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

Award Information

It is expected that up to $2.2 million will be available to fund up to 7 awards in FY 2006. Annual awards are expected to be $325,000 per year in total costs (direct and indirect) for up to 3 years. Proposed budgets cannot exceed $325,000 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 agreements.

For questions on program issues, contact:

Suzanne Cable
Division of Services Improvement, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1110
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1568
suzanne.cable@samhsa.hhs.gov

Frances Cotter
Division of Services Improvement, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1089
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1569
frances.cotter@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-06-006

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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