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Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Cooperative Agreements

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Short Title: MHTTC
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-18-015

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

Application Due Date: Tuesday, July 03, 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.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Cooperative Agreements (Short Title: MHTTC). The purpose of this program is to establish one MHTTC National Coordinating Center, ten (10) MHTTC Regional Centers, one MHTTC Tribal Affairs Center, and one MHTTC Hispanic and Latino Center to develop and maintain a collaborative network to support resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development to the field and CMHS grant recipients. It is expected that MHTTC Cooperative Agreements will coordinate and manage CMHS’s national efforts to ensure that high-quality, effective mental health disorder treatment and recovery support services, and evidence-based practices are available for all individuals with mental disorders including, in particular, those with serious mental illness.

Years of research and knowledge of evidence-based practices related to mental disorders show that well-designed prevention, treatment, and recovery support efforts are effective and can have multiple benefits for individuals with mental health disorders, including serious mental illness. It is SAMHSA’s intent to ensure that the public has the resources it needs to be successful in treating these conditions. The MHTTCs will work with organizations and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective, evidence-based practices to individuals, including the full continuum of services spanning mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support.

The goals of MHTTC are:

  • Accelerating the adoption and implementation of mental health related evidence-based practices across the nation.
  • Heightening the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services.
  • Ensuring the availability and delivery of publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field, including CMHS grant recipients.


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

  • Public or private universities and colleges.
  • Professional organizations.
  • National stakeholder groups.
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $9,054,540

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 13

Anticipated Award Amount: From $500,000 to $745,454 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed estimated award amounts below, in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Funding estimates for this announcement are based on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.  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.

Up to $600,000 per year for the MHTTC National Coordinating Center
Up to $745,454 per year for each of the MHTTC Regional Centers
Up to $500,000 per year for the MHTTC Tribal Affairs Center
Up to $500,000 per year for the MHTTC Hispanic and Latino Center

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