Expansion of Practitioner Education

Short Title: 
Prac-Ed
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
FG-20-001
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Monday, December 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.
Description

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Expansion of Practitioner Education (Short Title: Prac-Ed) grant. The purpose of this program is to expand the integration of substance use disorder (SUD) education into the standard curriculum of relevant healthcare and health services education programs. Through the mainstreaming of this education, the ultimate goal is to expand the number of practitioners to deliver high-quality, evidence-based SUD treatment. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 2018 data indicate that an unacceptably high 92% of individuals who meet criteria for needing SUD treatment do not receive it. SAMHSA is implementing this program as one of the many steps to reduce barriers to accessing and providing care.

Eligibility

Public or private non-profit professional associations representing healthcare professionals in the fields of medicine, physician assistants, nursing, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, health services administration.

OR

Public or private nonprofit entities which are universities, colleges or other professional schools.

Recipients who received funding under FG-19-001 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$2,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
10-20
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $250,000 per year for professional associations; Up to $100,000 per year for universities/professional schools
Length of Project: 
2 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $250,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) for professional associations and cannot exceed $100,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) for universities/professional schools 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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2020 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Odessa Crocker
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1078
odessa.crocker@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Odessa Crocker
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1078
odessa.crocker@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 10/16/2019