FY 2002 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

SAMHSA/HRSA Collaboration to Link Health Care for the Homeless Programs and Community Mental Health Agencies

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM02-013

Receipt date: June 19, 2002

Federal Register Notice: May 3, 2002

The HCH/CMHA Collaboration Project funds are intended to increase the availability of mental health and primary care services for persons with serious mental illnesses who are homeless.

Approximately $3.1 million in funding will be available to fund two types of grants. The first type (Program Grants) aims to increase collaboration between HRSA's Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and SAMHSA's Community Mental Health Agencies (CMHA). Some $1.4 million will be available from HRSA to support seven to nine HCH grants. 

In addition, some $1.4 million will be available from SAMHSA to support seven to nine CMHA programs. The average award is expected to range from $150,000 to $200,000 per year in total costs, for a period of up to three years. SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will administer the Agency's portion of the grants.

The second type of program will be a single (one only) grant awarded for an Evaluation Center, totaling approximately $300,000. This grant will be awarded for a period of up to three years. SAMHSA's CMHS will administer this award.

WHO CAN APPLY: HCH Program Grant applicants may apply only if they are current recipients of HCH funds and have an existing partnership with a CMHA or the capacity to develop such a collaboration. For CMHA Program Grant applicants, private nonprofit community mental health facilities that have an existing partnership with an HCH program, or the capacity to develop such a collaboration, may apply.

For the Evaluation Center, states, political subdivisions of states, tribal governments and other public and private nonprofit entities such as community-based organizations, universities, colleges, faith-based organizations, consumer and family organizations, independent research institutes and hospitals may apply.

UPDATE: Notice of Modification /Clarification of Eligibility

HOW TO APPLY: Guidance for Applicants (GFA No. SM 02-013) is available from SAMHSA's web site at www.samhsa.gov or by phone from SAMHSA's Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) at 1-800-789-2647.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions on the HCH component and related grants management issues or the Evaluation Center should contact Jean L. Hochron, M.P.H., at 301-594-4430 or jhochron@hrsa.gov. Applicants with questions on the CMHA component or the Evaluation Center should contact Pamela J. Fischer, Ph.D., at 301-443-4569 or pfischer@samhsa.hhs.gov. Queries on CMHA and evaluation-center grants management issues should be directed to Steve Hudak at 301-443-9666 or shudak@samhsa.hhs.gov.


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
Notice of Modification /Clarification of Eligibility Update in WordPerfect 6/7/8

Click here to download Part I of this GFA in Adobe Acrobat.
Notice of Modification /Clarification of Eligibility Update 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 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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