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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for FY 2008 Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Grants with Program-Priority on Veterans
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program- Priority to Veterans grants. These grants are designed to reach the growing number of individuals with post traumatic stress disorder and trauma-related disorders involved in the justice system.
This program will support States to pilot local implementation of a trauma-integrated jail diversion programs and to replicate them statewide. In recognition of the dramatically higher prevalence of trauma-related illnesses among veterans, this program will prioritize eligibility for veterans.
SAMHSA expects that approximately $2.475 million in funding will be available to award up to 6 grants for up to 5 years. The average award amount is expected to be up to $412,500 annually. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
WHO CAN APPLY : Eligible applicants are State Mental Health Agencies and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations. Consortia of tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
HOW TO APPLY : Applications for No. SM-08-009 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1 800-487-4889] or by downloading the application at http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/sm_08_009.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to apply online using www.grants.gov.
APPLICATION DUE DATE : Friday, May 8, 2008. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for revised Fiscal Year, 2008 submission requirements.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Applicants with questions about program issues should contact David Morrissette, Ph.D., LCSW at 240 276-1912 or at 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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