Statewide Consumer Network Program

Short Title: 
SCN
Modified Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-19-002
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Application Due Date: 
Monday, December 24, 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) 2019 Statewide Consumer Network Program grants (Short Title: SCN).  The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are underserved and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD); sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  It is expected that this program will increase access to and quality of mental health services for adults with SMI; increase the sustainability of consumer-operated organizations; and enhance state capacity and infrastructure to support the recovery of adults with SMI and their families.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private non-profit entities, tribes, and Urban Indian organizations that are mental health consumer-operated organizations for at least two years and are not operating under the umbrella of another organization.  To expand the impact of this program and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory, or tribe. In addition, SAMHSA will fund at least three tribes/tribal organizations for this announcement and may need to skip fund to do so.

SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to mental health consumer-operated organizations to strengthen the capacity of individuals with serious mental illness to improve efforts to address their needs, including enhancing access to and quality of mental health services.  Only organizations that are operated and managed by mental health consumers are eligible applicants.

Applicants must submit a Certificate of Eligibility and supporting documentation with the application.  The Certificate of Eligibility attests that the organization meets the requirements of a consumer-operated organization.

Recipients in states, tribes, or territories who received Statewide Consumer Network funding under SM-16-002 or SM-18-008 are not eligible to apply.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$883,876
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
9
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $95,000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 3 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $95,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Contact Information
Program Issues

Mary Blake
Division of Services and Systems Improvement
Community Support Programs Branch/CMHS
240-276-1747
Mary.blake@samhsa.hhs.gov

Rachel Steidl
Division of Services and Systems Improvement
Community Support Programs Branch/CMHS
240-276-0625
Rachel.steidl@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
240-276-1412
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated: 10/31/2018