Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals

Short Title: 
CABHI
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-16-007
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Application Due Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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), are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grants. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance and/or expand the infrastructure and mental health and substance use treatment services of states and territories (hereafter referred to as “states”), local governments, and other domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations (hereafter referred to as “communities”). CABHI grants will increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other critical services for:

  • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders (SUDs), serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs); and/or
  • Veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness and have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Families who experience homelessness with one or more family members that have SUD, SMI, or COD; and/or
  • Youth who experience homelessness and have SUD, SMI, SED, or COD.

Grantees are required to locate permanent housing for all individuals or families who experience chronic homelessness and veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness served by the grant project. For families or youth experiencing homelessness, grantees are, at a minimum, required to link these populations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coordinated Entry system, but are encouraged to permanently house these populations. Transitional housing is not permanent housing.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are:

  • States and territories;
    • Eligible state applicants are either the State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or the Single State Agency (SSA). However, SAMHSA’s expectation is that both the SSA and the SMHA will work in partnership to fulfill the requirements of the grant. To demonstrate this collaboration, applicants must provide a letter of commitment from the partnering entity in Attachment 5 of the application. If the SMHA and the SSA are one entity, applicants must include a statement to that effect in Attachment 5.
  • Local governments; and
  • Communities, which includes other domestic public and private nonprofit entities (e.g. federally recognized AI/AN tribes and tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations).

    Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact and geographical distribution of the CABHI-States program and the Grants to Benefit Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) program across the nation. Therefore, grantees that received an FY 2014 (SM-14-010) or FY 2015 (TI-15-003) CABHI-States award or a GBHI-SSH award in FY 2014 or FY 2015 (TI-14-007) are not eligible to apply.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$19,576,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 30 awards
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $1,500,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1.5 million for states, $800,000 for local governments, and $400,000 for communities in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Maia Banks-Scheetz
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Room 14N38C
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1969
maia.banks-scheetz@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
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) 276-1412
FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 02/17/2016