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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for Grants for Mental Health Programs Specially Geared to Servicing the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 Older Adults Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) grants. The Older Adults TCE grants help communities provide mental health services that meet the diverse needs of older persons (aged 60 years and older).
Grantees can pursue an array of efforts for building and sustaining effective mental health outreach, treatment and recovery services for this age group in their communities. Under the terms of the Older Adults TCE program at least 25 percent of the grant funding should be devoted to providing direct services to older persons and another 25 percent should be applied toward building the mental health infrastructure developed for helping that age group.
The program promotes the development and use of evidence-based practices – prevention, treatment and recovery approaches that have been shown to be effective through some form of documented scientific evidence. Thus all grantees are required to collect and report certain data regarding the scope, nature and efficacy of the mental health service they provided.
It is expected that $4.15 million will be available to fund up to 10 grants. Grant awards may not exceed $415,400 per year for up to three years. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services.
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit entities providing mental health services (e.g., states, local and tribal government agencies, private or public universities, faith-based organizations, and other appropriately credentialed mental health organizations with at least two years of experience in providing relevant services. Only applicants who have not received an Older Adults TCE grant in the past will be considered.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications for No. SM-08-008 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1 800-487-4889] or by downloading at http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_008.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to apply online using http://www.grants.gov/.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 28, 2008. Applications must be received by the due date to be considered for review. Please see Section IV-3 of the application for revised FY 2008 submission requirements.
Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Marian Scheinholtz at 240-276-1911 or email@example.com. For questions on grants management issues, contact Gwendolyn Simpson at 240-276-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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