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Short Title: Statewide Peer Networks for R&R
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-15-013

Posted on Grants.gov: Thursday, April 09, 2015

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency (Short Title: Statewide Peer Networks for R&R) grants.  The purpose of this grant program is to create and/or enhance statewide networks that represent mental health and addictions recovery communities to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide.  Formal SAMHSA-funded networks already exist in many states for specific recovery and family communities; this program is designed specifically to bridge and unify recovery networks for mental health consumers, families of children with serious emotional disturbance and youth, as well as those in recovery from addictions.  Current SAMHSA-funded Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Networks (RCSP-SNs), and current and formerly-funded Statewide Consumer Networks (SCNs) grants and Statewide Family Networks (SFNs) will work together to enhance and promote cross-service system, peer workforce, and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. 

This program builds on the FY 2014 program for RCSP-SNs, SFNs, and SCNs to develop intentional, collaborative efforts via Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and sharing of fiscal resources.  The intent of this program is for RCSP-SN, SFN, and SCN grantees within a state to form a collaboration that will develop a strategic plan, share resources, engage in cross-training, increase capacity to affect behavioral health systems change at the state and local levels, and to improve behavioral health outcomes for persons in recovery from serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and family members of children with serious emotional disturbances and youth/young adults.

Statewide Peer Networks for R&R are authorized under Sections 509 and 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

This announcement addresses both Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA and Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are current SAMHSA-funded SCNs, SFNs, and RCSP–SNs in the ten states where there is an RCSP-SN award (see Appendix III of the RFA).  The applicant must partner with other currently SAMHSA-funded network grants in the state.  In states that do not have a current SAMHSA-funded SCN or SFN grant, the applicant must contact the former SAMHSA-funded SCN or SFN grantee to offer them an opportunity to be a partner in this grant.  The former grantees must have had a SAMHSA SCN or SFN award within the last three years and must still be an active network within the state.  Documentation that the former SAMHSA-funded SCN or SFN is still active must be included in Attachment 5.  If the former SAMHSA-funded SCN or SFN does not want to participate in the collaborative, documentation in the form of a signed letter from the President of the Board of Directors stating that the organization does not want to be involved must be included in Attachment 6.  Only one application may be submitted per state.

The purpose of this program is to link formal statewide substance abuse recovery networks with formal statewide networks representing mental health consumers and families to represent a single voice for behavioral health statewide.  SAMHSA’s current RCSP-SNs and current and formerly funded SFNs, and SCNs have been working throughout their states to establish sustainable mechanisms that promote systems change in mental health and substance abuse recovery service delivery.  Because these grantees have established networks in place in their respective domains, they are best positioned to link these networks in order to increase access to and quality of behavioral health systems, services, treatment and recovery supports statewide.  Only currently funded SAMHSA Network grantees in the ten states with a RCSP-SN award (see Appendix III of the RFA) may apply because only these states have the requisite substance abuse recovery and mental health networks to link and partner.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $800,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 8

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $100,000

Length of Project: 1 year

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $100,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) for the proposed project.  

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