Statewide Peer Network Development Program for Recovery and Resiliency Grants

Short Title: 
Statewide Peer Networks for R&R Grants
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-14-023
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Application Due Date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
93.243
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): 
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: 
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency grants.  The purpose of this grant program is to create statewide networks that represent mental health and addictions recovery communities to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide. Formal SAMHSA-funded networks already exist in many states for specific recovery and family communities; this program is designed specifically to bridge and unify recovery networks for mental health consumers, families of children with serious emotional disturbance and youth, as well as those in recovery from addictions.  Current SAMHSA-funded Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Networks (RCSP-SNs), Statewide Family Networks (SFNs), and Statewide Consumer Networks (SCNs) grants will work together to enhance and promote cross-service system, peer workforce, and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented.  This program will promote the creation of collaboratives as self-sufficient and empowered networks that (1) strengthen the voices of mental health consumers, family members and youth, and individuals in addiction recovery at the state and local level; and (2) increase access to and quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment, and recovery supports so that they are empowering, self-directed, resilience-oriented, and promote an enhanced life in the community for those with behavioral health concerns.

This program represents a new effort for RCSP-SNs, SFNs, and SCNs to develop intentional, collaborative efforts via Memoranda of Agreement and sharing of fiscal resources.  The intent of this program is for RCSP-SN, SFN, and SCN grantees within a state to form a collaboration that will develop a strategic plan, share resources, engage in cross-training, increase capacity to affect behavioral health systems change at the state and local levels, and to improve behavioral health outcomes for persons in recovery from serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and family members of children with serious emotional disturbances and youth/young adults.

The Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency Program grants (Statewide Peer Networks for R&R) are authorized under Sections 509 and 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

This announcement addresses both Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA and Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are SAMHSA Network grantees in the nine states where there is a RCSP-SN award and either one or both a Statewide Consumer Network  and Statewide Family Network. See Appendix J of this RFA. The purpose of this program is to link formal statewide substance abuse recovery networks with formal statewide networks representing mental health consumers and families to represent a single voice for behavioral health statewide.  SAMHSA’s current Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Networks (RCSP-SNs), Statewide Consumer Networks (SCNs), and Statewide Family Networks (SFNs) have been working throughout their states to establish sustainable mechanisms that promote systems change in mental health and substance abuse recovery service delivery.  Because these grantees have established networks in place in their respective domains, they are best positioned to link these networks in order to increase access to and quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide.  Only SAMHSA Network grantees in the nine states with a RCSP-SN award ( See Appendix J of this RFA) may apply because only these states have the requisite substance abuse recovery and mental health networks to link.   Only one application may be submitted per state. 

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$800,000 ($400,000 CSAT and $400,000 CMHS)
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
up to eight (8)
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $100,000
Length of Project: 
One (1) year
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $100,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) for the proposed project.

These awards will be made as grants.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Marsha Baker
CSAT Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network Program Lead
Room 5-1124
240-276-1566
Marsha.Baker@samhsa.hhs.gov

Mary Blake
Statewide Consumer Network Program Lead
Room 6-1020
240-276-1747
Mary.Blake@samhsa.hhs.gov

Elizabeth Sweet
Statewide Family Network Program Lead
Room 6-1052
240-276-1925
Elizabeth.Sweet@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1408
gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 01/15/2015