Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need

Short Title: 
TCE-TAC
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
TI-16-001
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Application Due Date: 
Monday, January 4, 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 Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) through the Use of Technology Assisted Care (TAC) in Targeted Areas of Need (Short Title: TCE-TAC). The purpose of the program is to enhance and/or expand the capacity of substance use disorder treatment providers to serve youth and adults with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who have been underserved and/or have special needs (e.g., elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, criminal justice involved individuals, etc.). This is referred to as the “population of focus.”  For the purposes of this FOA, underserved is defined as a individuals that lack access to treatment due to the rural location, transportation challenges in the community, an inadequate number of behavioral health providers including shortages of primary medical care and substance use disorder treatment and mental disorder treatment providers, and/or financial constraints that impact the ability of these clients to access needed behavioral health treatment services.  The use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps) will expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to effectively communicate with persons in treatment and to track and manage their health to ensure treatment and services are available where and when needed.  The technology may also be used by grantees to support recovery and resiliency efforts and promote wellness.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives 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 American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.  

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$3,600,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 13
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $280,000
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $280,000 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

Wilson J. Washington, Jr.
Division of State and Community Assistance, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 5-1055
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2973
Wilson.washington@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

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 11/03/2015