Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment

Short Title: 
Supported Employment Program
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SM-19-011
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Monday, March 18, 2019
Application Due Date: 
Friday, May 17, 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), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Transforming Lives through Supported Employment grants (Short Title: Supported Employment Program). The purpose of the program is to support state and community efforts to refine, implement, and sustain evidence-based supported employment programs and mutually compatible and supportive evidence-based practices (e.g., supported education) for transition-aged youth/young adults (ages 16-25) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD). SAMHSA expects that this program will increase state and community capacity to implement and sustain Supported Employment Program (SEP) models and integrated supports to improve competitive employment outcomes for individuals with SED, SMI, or COD.

Eligibility

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

  • State governments; 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 are also eligible to apply.
  • 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
Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
$5,792,761
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
7
Anticipated Award Amount: 
$800,000
Length of Project: 
5 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $800,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) 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.)

Contact Information
Program Issues

Mary Blake
Community Support Programs Branch
Division of Services and Systems Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
(240) 276-0625
Mary.blake@samhsa.hhs.gov

Rachel Steidl
Community Support Programs Branch
Division of Services and Systems Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
(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: 04/15/2019