FY 2001 Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunities
July 3, 2001

Application Information:

Strengthening Early Childhood Interventions by Integrating Behavior Health Services

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SP 01-009

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment(CSAT), and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) announce the availability of Fiscal Year 2001 funds for cooperative agreements to Strengthen Early Childhood Interventions by Integrating Behavioral Health Services into customary early childhood service settings (behavioral health is defined as substance abuse prevention treatment and mental health services in this announcement). SESS Prototypes calls for applicants to address the following goals:

1) To increase access to behavioral health services by confirming the value of integrating behavioral health services into settings that families and young children 0-3 use regularly and frequently.

2) To replicate and disseminate the most successful approaches to intervening early in the lives of young children impacted by multiple family and social problems in established primary care sites, community based health centers and Early Head Start childhood settings.

3) To augment the knowledge of integrating behavioral health services in these non-stigmatized and familiar settings serving families and young children, by continued study of the results of these efforts through a validated set of impact measures, to be selected by grantees.

4) To incorporate into existing programs, SESS lessons learned, including strength based work with families and cultural competence practices.

Receipt date: July 30, 2001

Note: SAMHSA is offering the following booklet, Key Principles in Providing Integrated Behavioral Health Services for Young Children and Their Families: The Starting Early, Starting Smart Experience, in Adobeİ Acrobatİ (.pdf) format.  This booklet  describes the experiences of the first Starting Early, Starting Smart grantees and includes an overview of their planning and implementation processes.

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To download Acrobat file

Click here to find announcement in the online Federal Register for June 14, 2001
SAMHSA applications consist of three parts:
1. "Part I-Programmatic Guidance" of the Guidance for Applicants (GFA) provides details about the specific program.

Click here to download Part I of this GFA in WordPerfect 6/7/8.

Click here to download Part I of this GFA in Adobe Acrobat.

2. "GFA Part II" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications.  However, not all GFAs require Part II.  The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

GFA Part II is required for this GFA; click here for more information and to download a copy of the file.

3. SAMHSA applications require forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.  These forms are available online from the Program Support Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 

Click here for to download Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.


For further information on these forms and the application process, see the Assistance with Grant Applications section of this website.



For a printed copy of the grant announcement, including copies of all necessary forms, call National
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