FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Cooperative Agreement for an Evaluation Technical Assistance Center

Guidance for Applicants (GFA) No. SM 03-002

Federal Register Notice: September 11, 2002

Receipt date: October 22, 2002

SAMHSA/CMHS Evaluation TA Center is intended to provide technical assistance to States and the mental health community regarding how to conduct high quality evaluations of programs and service systems, and how to interpret and use the results of evaluation and mental health services research to improve the planning, development, and operation of adult services provided under the Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) Block Grant program.
Who Can Apply: All public or private domestic, nonprofit entities, including faith-based organizations, can apply.
Additional Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Crystal R. Blyler, Ph.D.
Social Science Analyst, Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-22
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-3653
E-Mail: cblyler@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on cooperative agreement management issues, contact:

Stephen Hudak
Division of Grants Management, OPS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13-103
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 6/7/8.

"Plain Language" format

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

"Plain Language" format

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