FY 2001 Grant Opportunity

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 Workshop Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Families    

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM-02-002

The Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services invites prospective applicants to participate in one of two technical assistance (TA) workshops.  These workshops are designed to assist applicants from State, county, city, tribal, and territory government entities in preparing applications to the published Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM-02-002. 

GFA No. SM-02-002 announces cooperative agreements to develop systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families through the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Families, also referred to in the GFA as the Child Mental Health Initiative.

Staff from the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch and consultants associated with the program will be available to discuss and answer questions about the announcement, proposal development, application review, and grants management. We suggest that those who attend the workshops be directly responsible for conceptualizing the project and writing the application on behalf of the State, county, city, tribal, or territory location where the project will occur.

Day 1 of the TA Workshops will be devoted to an overview of the GFA, the nuts and bolts of proposal writing, and specific topics related to the development of systems of care. Day 2 will include a discussion of the keys to successful program and proposal development, a mock proposal review, and an opportunity for individualized technical assistance for prospective applicants. The workshops are structured to provide plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and informal conversations with program staff and other presenters. The workshops will be held in the following locations:

Workshop I: March 1314 

Renaissance Denver Hotel

3801 Quebec Street

Denver, CO 80207

(303) 399-7500

Workshop II: March 1819

Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 734-3200

For prospective applicants from American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal communities, separate sessions of Workshop I in Denver will focus on specific issues related to these communities.

   The GFA application announcement available from this website includes: GFA Parts I and II; PHS Form 5161; and Budget Form SF 424.  Should you need more application kits or additional information regarding the GFA process, please contact the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) at 800/789-2647.

For meeting information and registration form, download one of the following:

 Registration form in Microsoft Word format (.DOC)
 Registration form in Adobe Acrobat format (.PDF)

For further assistance with registration for the TA Workshops, please contact Pam Cook at the TA Partnership (202) 944-5395, or send an e-mail message to: pcook@air.org. Please complete a registration form for each person planning to attend a workshop.

We hope that you take this opportunity to join us at one of these workshops.

Sincerely yours,

Diane L. Sondheimer, M.S., M.P.H.

Acting Chief

Child, Adolescent and Family Branch

Rolando L. Santiago, Ph.D.

Acting Deputy Chief

Child, Adolescent and Family Branch



For a complete application kit, including Parts I and II, Call the CMHS Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN):

  • 800-789-2647

  • 800-443-9006 TTY

  • 301-984-8796 FAX


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