FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

 American Indian/Alaskan Native and Rural Community Planning Program 

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. TI03-004

Federal Register Notice: July 23, 2002

Receipt date: September 10, 2002

SAMHSA-CSAT is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2003 funds to support community-based planning that results in the development of a local substance abuse treatment system plan for American Indian and Alaskan Native and rural communities.

The funds available under this program are intended to develop and strengthen local infrastructure and capabilities in communities that have not previously received CSAT grants. Therefore, approximately 75 percent of available funds will be set aside for applicants that have not previously had a CSAT grant

Who Can Apply:  Eligible applicants are public and domestic private non-profit entities such as community based organizations, Tribes, Tribal governments, or other tribal authorities, colleges and universities (including Tribal colleges and universities), faith-based organizations, provider and consumer groups and health care organizations.

Applicants must propose to serve:

  • Rural communities, or
  • American Indian or Alaska Native communities (including urban tribal communities).

For the purpose of this announcement, a rural community is defined as any location outside of an urbanized area (e.g., a central city or cities of more than 50,000 population and a population density exceeding 1000 people per square mile).

In addition, in compliance with the legislative authority for this program (Sec. 509 of the Public Health Service Act), for-profit organizations are not eligible.

Additional Information

Approximately $1.5 million will be available to support approximately 6 grants. Applicants may request up to but not more than $250,000 in total project costs (direct and indirect) for the entire project period of up to 18 months. Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds to SAMHSA. 

For questions on program issues, contact:

Maria E. Burns
Division of Practice and Systems Development
Rockwall II Building, Suite 740
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-7611
E-Mail: mburns@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak
Division of Grants Management, OPS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockwall II, 6th floor
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-9666
E-Mail: 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 9.

Word Perfect format

NOTE: This document is only available in WordPerfect 9. Conversion of this document to other formats is underway and will be available shortly. 

You may also contact us to received a printed copy via mail by clicking here.

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 printed copy of the grant announcement, including copies of all necessary forms, call National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI): 

  • 800-729-6686

  • 800-487-4889 TDD

or e-mail: info@health.org


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