SAMHSA announces grant funding opportunities through Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Each FOA contains all the information you need to apply for a grant.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: SAMHSA’s application procedures have changed. All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you MUST start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered and you do not have an active eRA Commons PI account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov (see Appendix A for all registration requirements).
UPCOMING APPLICANT WEBINAR: SAMHSA is holding a webinar for prospective applicants interested in applying for FY 2018 grant programs on Friday, May 18 from 1:30-2:30 pm ET. The webinar will provide information on how to submit applications to SAMHSA using NIH’s eRA System, including application and registration processes, requirements and validations, and the post-submission process. You can register for the webinar at the following link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e49c9a2cacdc5a0823eccbc1c315757fa.
RECORDING AND TRANSCRIPT OF APPLICANT WEBINAR: A recording of the SAMHSA applicant webinar and transcript can be found at: https://youtu.be/BFluJUvrM-g (link is external). Access the PowerPoint presentation (PDF | 948 KB) from the webinar.
You should become familiar with all the components of the FOA before you apply. When you find an opportunity for which you would like to apply, be sure you meet all the eligibility requirements.
When you are searching for a funding opportunity on Grants.gov, use SAMHSA’s FOA number as the Funding Opportunity Number.
Please note that Grants.gov is periodically inaccessible due to service maintenance and system enhancements. Please check Grants.gov for the outage calendar.
A new manual is available for applicants entitled “Developing a Competitive SAMHSA Grant Application”. This manual will provide applicants with valuable information about how to prepare a strong grant application. Two additional webinars have been scheduled to review the information in the manual. The webinars will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 and Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (ET).
For information on SAMHSA’s upcoming FOAs, review the SAMHSA forecast (PDF | 192 KB). The forecast includes SAMHSA’s plans for release of FOAs, including brief program descriptions, eligibility information, and anticipated release date. Please note: This information reflects current planning and is subject to change.