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SAMHSA News - January/February 2004, Volume 12, Number 1
 

SAMHSA Simplifies, Clarifies Grants Process

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Discretionary Grant Categories

During the grants re-engineering process in 2003, all of SAMHSA's discretionary grant programs were reviewed and most were placed in one of the following four broad categories for funding.

  • Services Grants address gaps in services and/or increase the applicant's ability to meet the unmet needs of specific populations and/or specific geographical areas with serious, emerging problems. Up to 20 percent of grant funds may be used to monitor services and costs, and up to 15 percent of grant funds may be used to develop infrastructure for service delivery. Planned services should be evidenced-based, and should begin within 4 months of the grant award.
  • Infrastructure Grants increase the capacity of the mental health and/or substance abuse service systems through needs assessments, the coordination of funding streams, and/or the development of provider networks, workforces, data infrastructure, etc. Up to 15 percent of grant funds may be used to conduct implementation pilots to assess the effectiveness of these changes on service delivery.
  • Best Practices Planning and Implementation Grants help grantees identify substance abuse treatment and prevention and mental health practices that could effectively meet local needs, develop plans for implementation of these practices, and pilot-test practices prior to full-scale implementation. Planning and consensus building activities will be supported for up to 18 months, and up to 3 years of pilot testing and evaluation may be supported.
  • Service-to-Science Grants support and evaluate innovative practices that are already in place. Funds may be used to stabilize and document the practice prior to a full evaluation.

A few funding opportunities will continue to be announced as stand-alone Requests for Applications. All current funding opportunities are announced in the Federal Register, the Federal grants Web site at www.grants.gov, and the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.gov/grants. End of Article


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SAMHSA Helps Reduce Seclusion and Restraint at Facilities for Youth
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