Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness

Short Title: 
Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-18-014
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Application Due Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
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), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 –Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Short Title: Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness).  The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of an infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or co-occurring disorder (i.e., a serious mental illness [SMI] and substance use disorder [SUD] or a serious emotional disturbance [SED] and SUD who are experiencing homelessness. 

The goal of this program is to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support and other recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing.  To achieve this goal, SAMHSA will support three types of activities:  (1) integrated behavioral health treatment and other recovery-oriented services; (2) efforts to engage and connect clients to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits (e.g. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), etc.); and (3) coordination of housing and services that support sustainable permanent housing.  

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities.  For example:

  • State governments and territories, including the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
    • Eligible state applicants are either the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA) or the Single State Agency (SSA) for Substance Abuse.  However, SAMHSA’s expectation is that both the SSA and the SMHA will work in partnership to fulfill the requirements of the grant.  To demonstrate this collaboration, applicants must provide a letter of commitment from the partnering entity in Attachment 5 of the application.  If the SMHA and the SSA are one entity, applicants must include a statement to that effect in Attachment 5.
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town.
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
  • Public or private universities and colleges.
  • Community- and faith-based organizations.

Recipients that received an award under the FY 2017 (TI-17-009) Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) FOA, or the FY 2016 and FY 2017 (SM-16-007) Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) FOA, are not eligible to apply.  If you submitted an application for the FY 2017 GBHI FOA and receive an award in FY 2018, you are not eligible to receive an award under this FOA program.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$10,393,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 16
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $1 million/year for state governments and territories. Up to $500,000/year for governmental units within political subdivisions (see below)
Length of Project: 
Up to five years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1 million for state governments and territories and $500,000 for governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations; public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2018 appropriation.  Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Maia Banks-Scheetz
Center for Mental Health Services, Division of Service & Systems Improvement
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1969
Maia.Banks-scheetz@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Gwendolyn Simpson
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1408
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 02/09/2018