SAMHSA announces grant funding opportunities through Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). Each FOA contains all the information you need to apply for a grant.
IMPORTANT: SAMHSA has transitioned to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this transition, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for all FOAs. All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. Applicants also must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov (see PART II: Section I-1 and Section II-1 for all registration requirements).
Due to the new registration and application requirements, it is strongly recommended that applicants start the registration process six (6) weeks in advance of the application due date.
SAMHSA and NIH previously held a webinar which included an online question and answer session to explain the new eRA application process and offer resources for support. The following materials from this webinar are available:
- Recorded Webinar: New Application Process for FY 2017 SAMHSA Grant Applicants (40 minutes)
- Webinar slides (PDF | 852 KB)
- Webinar Question and Answer Session (PDF | 352 KB)
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.
For information on SAMHSA’s upcoming FOAs, review the SAMHSA forecast (PDF | 347 KB). The forecast includes SAMHSA’s plans for release of FOAs, including brief program descriptions, eligibility information, award size, number of awards, and anticipated release date. Please note: This information reflects current planning and is subject to change.