Grants Management

After SAMHSA awards a grant, it collaborates with the grant recipient (grantee) in helping him or her use the financial assistance.


Effective June 1, 2014, all SAMHSA Notice of Awards (NoAs) will be electronically mailed to the current Business Official’s address identified on the HHS Checklist form submitted with the application.

Hard copies of the NoAs will no longer be mailed via postal service.

Division of Grants Management

SAMHSA's Division of Grants Management (DGM) issues the Notice of Award (NoA) to grantees. The DGM also monitors the financial assistance and ensures that grantees comply with federal laws and policies.

Once you receive your NoA, you will work with:

  • a grants management officer (GMO)
  • a grants management specialist (GMS)
  • a program official (PO) or government project officer (GPO)

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of those helping you with your grant are as follows:

  • The GMO is the SAMHSA official who actually signs the NoA. The GMO is responsible for the business management and other non-programmatic aspects of the award. GMOs ensure that both SAMHSA and grantee staff members fulfill the requirements of all laws and regulations as well as administrative policies.
  • The GMS works with the GMO on the day-to-day management of the grant. The GMS is responsible for all business and financial management matters relating to the grant's review, negotiation, award, and administration. In addition, the GMS interprets and enforces grants administration policies and provisions.
  • The PO/GPO is responsible for the programmatic and technical aspects of the grant. The PO/GPO works in partnership with grants management staff on post-award administration. This includes review of progress reports, participation in site visits, and other activities.
Last Updated: 06/18/2014