FY 2002 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Collaborative Community Actions to Prevent Youth Violence and Promote Youth Development

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM02-007

Federal Register Notice: May 3, 2002

Receipt date: June 19, 2002

The SAMHSA-CMHS Youth Violence Prevention grants are intended for use in communities and schools to develop and enhance youth violence prevention activities.

Approximately $2.8 million in funding will be available to fund 12 to 16 projects. Of these, some six to eight awards will be made to address youth violence in vulnerable populations, with a maximum amount of $150,000 per year in total costs, for a period of two years. Another six to eight awards will also be made for School-Based Mental Health, for a maximum of $200,000 per year in total costs, for a period of up to two years.

WHO CAN APPLY: Community-based organizations, such as community-based advocacy, health, mental health, social service, faith-based service, parent and teacher associations, consumer and family organizations, and service organizations serving ethnic, cultural, or social minority groups may apply, along with existing community collaborations, coalitions and partnerships focusing on youth violence prevention or services to a vulnerable youth population. 

In addition, public or private educational systems, institutions and agencies; public or private mental health systems, institutions and agencies; local law enforcement agencies or affiliated organizations; tribal government units and organizations; and other public agencies or nonprofit organizations may also apply. 

Public and private schools and school systems may apply for the school-based mental health component. Currently funded Safe Schools/Health Students and CMHS Coalitions for Prevention (PRISM) grantees may NOT apply for this program.  

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.

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

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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.

 The following resources can be used to help develop applications for this GFA:
  1. References and resources on Youth Violence Prevention (to be added)

  2. Background paper on the CMHS youth violence prevention initiative

  3. Link to publication on cultural competence standards:

Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Mental Health Care for Four Underserved/ Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups


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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