FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Science to Service: State Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices 

Requests for Applications (RFA): MH-03-007

Release date: August 16, 2002

Letter of Intent Receipt date: September 29, 2002

Application Receipt date: October 29, 2002

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have entered into a partnership to promote and support implementation of evidence-based mental health treatment practices into state mental health systems. NIMH seeks to enhance the research agenda of state mental health systems by focusing on activities that yield knowledge about the most effective and feasible methods for implementing evidence-based practices into state clinical practice settings. SAMHSA seeks to provide direct support to states and localities that are ready and committed to adopting evidence-based practices. This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to accomplish both objectives.

Funds Available

NIMH and SAMHSA intend to commit approximately $1 million in FY 2003 to fund 10 to 15 new and/or competitive continuation grants in response to this RFA. An applicant may request a project period of up to 1 year and a budget for direct costs of up to $100,000 per year. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of NIMH and SAMHSA provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this RFA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. At this time, it is not known if this RFA will be reissued.

Who Can Apply?

You may submit (an) application(s) if your institution is a unit of State government.   

INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE TO BECOME PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS/PROGRAM DIRECTORS: Any state mental health department, Medicare/Medicaid office, or state health department full-time employee with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed science to service development is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH programs.

Additional Information:

The RFA process is being administered by the National Institutes of Health.  For complete information about it, please check the RFA announcement at: