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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: FG-19-003

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Application Due Date: Friday, August 16, 2019

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study. In 2017, an estimated 35.4 million adults (14.3 percent) in U.S. households had mental illness in the past year and 18.7 million had a substance use disorder while 8.5 million had both a mental and substance use disorder (co-occurring disorders). Of those with a mental illness, 11.2 million adults (24.0 percent) had serious functional impairment (serious mental illness [SMI]) that interfered with or limited one or more major life activities. Only 33% of those living with SMI received the care they needed. These data highlight that mental illness, particularly SMI, is a significant public health problem with substantial unmet treatment needs in the United States. However, current surveillance systems leave several gaps in the understanding of these issues. These gaps focus on two vital areas: lack of an accurate estimate of the numbers of Americans affected by the most seriously impairing disorders (e.g., psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, severe affective disorders including major depression and bipolar disorder) and lack of the inclusion of critical populations who do not reside in households, e.g., homeless, institutionalized, or incarcerated populations in these estimates for mental and substance use disorders. The purpose of this grant program is to ensure that these gaps in surveillance are addressed through a pilot program which assists in estimating the actual number of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, including those of the greatest severity.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities.

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Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $30,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 1

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Length of Project: 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $30,000,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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