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FY 2013 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Statewide Consumer Network Grant

INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Request for Applications (RFA) No.: SM-13-004
Posting on Grants.gov: January 15, 2013
Original Receipt date: March 8, 2013

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by March 8, 2013
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372) Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the 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.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Statewide Consumer Network grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance statewide consumer-run organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, this program seeks to promote activities related to wellness, integrated care, health care reform, and trauma-informed care.

Eligibility

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility for this program to consumer-controlled organizations only that are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribal and urban Indian organizations, and/or community- and faith-based organizations. A primary goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of consumers to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services, so they must be an integral part of an organization that supports individuals with a serious mental illness or who have received public mental health services, and ensures that their mental health care is consumer driven with access to recovery support services. Therefore, only organizations controlled and managed by mental health consumers are eligible to apply.

Consumer-controlled organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • An applicant organization must be dedicated to the improvement of mental health services Statewide.
  • An applicant organization must complete the Certificate of Eligibility (see Appendix K of the RFA document) indicating that the applicant meets all eligibility requirements.

In order to strengthen and expand the impact of this program across the nation and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe, and is limiting eligibility to applicants in states, territories, and tribes that do not have a currently funded Statewide Consumer Network grant.

See Appendix L of the RFA document for a listing of states, territories, and tribes with a currently funded Statewide Consumer Network grant. Organizations located in these jurisdictions are not eligible to apply. Tribes, regardless of location, are eligible to apply providing they do not have a currently funded grant.

The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,320,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 15
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $70,000 per year
Cost Sharing/Match Required? No
Length of Project Period: Up to 3 year

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $70,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) 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, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2103 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that final funding amounts are subject the availability of funds.

These awards will be made as grants.

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact

Mary Blake
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 6-1020
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1747
mary.blake@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents Needed to Complete a Grant Application

1. REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE RFA IN PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION.

2. GRANT APPLICATION PACKAGE

YOU MUST USE THE FORMS IN THE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants.

Additional materials available on this website include:


Last updated: 01/24/2013