FY 2003 Grant Opportunity
Grant Opportunities

Application Information:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Adopt/Expand Effective Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. TI03-007

Publication date: March 7, 2003

Receipt date: May 12, 2003

The Effective Adolescent Treatment program is designed to increase the provision and effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adolescents by adoption/expansion of Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 5 sessions (MET/CBT 5).  This is a Targeted Capacity Expansion program.

About the Effective Adolescent Treatment program  grants:

Who Can Apply:

Public and domestic private non-profit entities are eligible to apply, including units of State and local government, Native Alaskan entities, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and community organizations, including faith based organizations.

Since SAMHSA/CSAT believes that only existing, experienced, and appropriately credentialed providers with demonstrated infrastructure and expertise will be able to provide required services quickly and effectively, all treatment providers participating in the proposed project must meet three criteria.

  1. All direct providers of substance abuse treatment services involved in the proposed project must have been providing treatment services for adolescents for a minimum of two years prior to the date of the application. 

  2. If the applicant organization is not a direct provider of substance abuse treatment services, the applicant must document a commitment from one or more experienced, licensed, adolescent treatment providers to participate in the proposed project.  A listing of all substance abuse treatment providers included in the proposed project must also be included.

  3. All direct providers of substance abuse services involved in the proposed project must be in compliance all applicable local, city, county and State requirements for licensing, accreditation, and certification, and must supply documentation of this.  If licensure, accreditation, and/or certification are not required by the local, city, county, and State, this must also be documented.

Applications will be screened by SAMHSA prior to review. Applications that do not meet the following eligibility requirements will not be reviewed:

  • Non-profit status.
  • Licensure/Accreditation/Certification requirements.
  • Two years of experience in providing treatment services for adolescents.

Est. Funds for FY 2003:  $7 million

Est. No. of Awards: 28-35 awards in FY 2003, ranging from $200,000 to $250,000 in total costs (direct and indirect). Actual funding levels will depend on the availability of funds.

Project Period: Up to 3 years, with annual continuations depending on availability of funds and progress achieved.

Note: Applications received after May 12, 2003, must have a proof-of-mailing date from the carrier no later than May 5, 2003.  Private metered postmarks are not acceptable as proof of timely mailing. Late applications will be returned without review.


For questions on program issues, contact:

Randolph Muck

Division of Service Improvement, CSAT


Rockwall II, Room 7-214

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, 20857

(301) 443-6574

E-Mail: rmuck@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 Request for Applications (RFA)
provides details about the specific program. 

Click here to download Part I of this RFA in Microsoft Word.

"Plain Language" format

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

"Plain Language" format

2. "GFA Part II, General Policies and Procedures" gives standard provisions for SAMHSA applications.  The latest edition of Part II is always available by mail or for electronic downloading from this website. 

Click here for more information about SAMHSA's "General Policies and
Procedures," including downloadable files of the documents.

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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