FY 2002 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants to Address Mental Health Service Needs of Public Safety Workers Responding to Terrorist Attacks

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM02-006

Federal Register Notice: April 26, 2002

Receipt date: June 19, 2002

SAMHSA-CMHS announces the availability of fiscal year 2002 funds for Public Safety Workers Mental Health grants to support the provision of mental health services to public safety workers who respond to major national disasters such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The purpose of this program is to provide high-quality community-based mental health services for fire and rescue personnel, police officers, and other workers directly involved in recovery efforts resulting from such events. In particular, the program is aimed at addressing the needs of workers engaged in rescue efforts or in searches for the missing and deceased. Emphasis will be placed on services that build upon available evidence of effective ways to promote healthy coping behaviors in response to traumatic exposure and grief.

Approximately $2,200,000 will be available for up to six awards. The average annual award will range from $300,000 to $370,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds. Awards may be requested for up to 3 years. Annual continuation awards depend on the availability of funds and progress achieved.

Who Can Apply?

States, political subdivisions of States, private nonprofit agencies, and Indian Tribes and tribal organizations may apply for targeted capacity expansion grants. For example, the following are eligible to apply:

  • Community-based mental health providers.
  • Nonprofit employee assistance programs.
  • Occupational health organizations.
  • Voluntary organizations, including faith-based organizations.

Funds under this announcement are intended to provide interim and long-term services for public safety workers involved in the response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Therefore, applications are limited to programs from States that were directly impacted by the September 11 attacks (New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania) and to programs from adjacent States (New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia) where significant numbers of public safety workers were involved in response efforts through mutual aid agreements.

SAMHSA applications consist of three parts:
1. "Part I: Programmatic Guidance" of the Guidance for Applicants (GFA) provides details about the specific program.

Click below to download Part I of the GFA in either Wordperect 6/7/8 format OR Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.

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1. Part I (wpd) 1. Part I (pdf)
2. Appendix A (wpd) 2. Appendix A (pdf)
3. Appendix B (wpd) 3. Appendix B (pdf)
4. Form (wpd) 4. Form (pdf)


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1. Part I (wpd) 1. Part I (pdf)
2. Appendix A (wpd) 2. Appendix A (pdf)
3. Appendix B (wpd) 3. Appendix B (pdf)
4. Form (wpd) 4. Form (pdf)


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 to download Forms PHS 5161 and SF-424.


For further information on these forms and the application process, see Information on the Grant Application Process.


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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