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FY 2006 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Program Supplements to Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (Short Title: ATTC Supplement)

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI-06-014
Posting to March 7, 2006
Receipt date: April 26, 2006
Announcement Type: New

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


Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by April 26, 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) announces the availability of supplemental funds to continue activities carried out under the Cooperative Agreements for Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) awarded in 2001 and 2002.  Applicants for this supplemental funding are limited to the current 15 ATTC grantees funded under SAMHSA grant announcement numbers TI-01-008 and TI-02-001.

The purpose of the ATTC program is to develop the workforce that provides treatment and recovery services to individuals with substance use disorders.  Comprised of 14 regional ATTC centers and one national office, the ATTC network develops the workforce by providing state-of-the-art training and technical assistance on evidence-based, culturally appropriate treatment interventions, as well as facilitating systems change to help in the adoption and implementation of such interventions.  Additional information on the ATTC program and the role of the regional centers and national office may be found in the original funding announcements, TI-01-008 and TI-02-001, included in this Request for Applications (RFA) package.

SAMHSA/CSAT is interested in sustaining and strengthening the work done by the ATTC network.  SAMHSA/CSAT plans to announce a funding solicitation for a newly conceptualized and redesigned ATTC program to begin in September 2007.  Awards under the new program will be made after full and open competition.  In the interim, it would be disruptive to the field to have a break in services, and SAMHSA/CSAT wants to continue the work being done by the current ATTC grantees while reconceptualizing the new program.  To accomplish these aims, SAMHSA/CSAT is announcing the availability of one-year supplemental funding to enable the 15 current ATTCs to continue their workforce development and training activities for students and practitioners in the substance use disorders treatment field.

At a minimum, these supplemental funds will be used to continue the following activities already being carried out by the ATTC network:

(1) Build and maintain collaborations and facilitate systems change to improve the provision of substance use disorders treatment and recovery services among key organizations and groups, such as: academic institutions; State and local governments; professionals in the substance use disorders, mental health, primary health care, and other closely related fields; counselor credentialing boards; professional, recovery, and community- and faith-based organizations; managed care organizations; and criminal justice entities.

(2) Using innovative technologies, create partnerships with, and disseminate current behavioral health research from, other SAMHSA programs, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Agency on Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and other agencies and programs.

(3)  Develop and update state-of-the-art research-based curricula, including curricula based on new and revised Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) selected by the CSAT Director, and prepare trainers to deliver the curricula.

(4) Enhance the clinical and cultural competencies of professionals in a variety of disciplines to address the treatment/recovery needs of individuals with substance use disorders.

(5)  Upgrade standards of professional practice for addictions workers in a variety of settings.

(6) Serve as a technical resource on state-of-the-art treatment and recovery services for community-based and faith-based organizations, consumer and recovery organizations, and other stakeholders.

ATTC supplemental awards 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 for this funding opportunity is limited to the 15 current ATTC grantees.  The current ATTCs have been carrying out workforce development activities in their respective areas for nearly 5 years.  The purpose of providing this one-year supplemental funding is to avoid a break in services while SAMHSA/CSAT redesigns the new program to carry out the ATTC activities.  It is critical that awardees for this one-year period have a fully developed infrastructure already in place at the time of award.  This infrastructure includes not only the curricula, materials, and technologies for conducting training and technical assistance, but also the well-established relationships and networks necessary to continue the workforce development activities that the ATTC network has been carrying out for the past 5 years.  A new organization would not be able to organize the necessary infrastructure and develop the needed materials within sufficient time to avoid a break in services.

Award Information

The estimated funding available is from $6.0 million up to $7.5 million in FY 2006.  Support for individual projects funded under this announcement are not to exceed $500,000 per year.  This amount includes both direct and indirect costs.  Proposed budgets cannot exceed the allowable amount. It is expected that 15 projects will be funded for a period of up to one year.

Cost-sharing is not required in this program.

Awards will be made as cooperative agreements.  The roles and responsibilities of the ATTC regional centers, the ATTC national office, and the Federal staff are described in the original funding announcements (TI-01-008 and TI-02-001), included in this RFA package.  These roles will remain the same during the period of supplemental funding.

Contact Information

Catherine D. Nugent
Senior Public Health Advisor
Division of Services Improvement
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 5-1079
Rockville, MD 20720

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

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

The complete Announcement No. TI-06-014

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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