Applying for a New SAMHSA Grant

These resources will help you find and apply for funding opportunities.


Only domestic public and private non-profit entities can apply for SAMHSA grants. Check for any additional eligibility requirements in the specific SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), or on, to see if you are eligible to apply for that grant.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for FY 2016 TCE-HIV: Minority Women and NCTSI-II grant applicants: Please note that SAMHSA is transitioning to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this transition, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements in the FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PART II. These changes apply ONLY to those submitting an application for SAMHSA’s TCE-HIV: Minority Women grants or NCTSI II grants.

Applicants applying to these two programs only must carefully read and comply with the registration, submission, and formatting requirements in the updated FOA: PART II (PDF | 723 KB).

Choose a Funding Opportunity

Search SAMHSA’s FOAs on the Grant Announcements page or on

To find a SAMHSA funding opportunity on, enter either the Funding Opportunity Number (SAMHSA’s FOA number) or the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number. Both numbers are on the cover page of the RFA.

Each RFA includes specific instructions for completing your application.

Information on Electronic Submission

Visit the Submitting Your Application page for information about the three separate registration processes you must complete to submit a grant application to SAMHSA.


  • SAMHSA requires that applications be submitted electronically through
  • SAMHSA will not accept or consider any applications sent by email or fax, or hand-carried.

Watch a Webcast on How to Register, Find, and Apply Applicant Training Video - Register, Find, and Apply will help you learn more about registering, searching, and applying for federal grant opportunities.

Last Updated: 02/29/2016