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Short Title
SCN
Initial Announcement
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
NOFO Number
SM-21-001
Posted on Grants.gov
Application Due Date
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) 2021 Statewide Consumer Network grant program (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; and 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. At least 3 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.

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 signed Certificate of Eligibility (refer to Appendix L) and supporting documentation in Attachment 4. The Certificate of Eligibility attests that the organization meets the requirements of a consumer-operated organization.

Since only one award is made per state, territory, or tribe, organizations within the following states are not eligible to apply as they received funding under SM-19-002 (Statewide Consumer Network): Alaska, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism
Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding
$1,200,000
Anticipated Number of Awards
12 (At least 3 awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.)
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, 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
Division of Service and Systems Improvement
Community Support Programs Branch/CMHS
(240) 276-1747
mary.blake@samhsa.hhs.gov

Grants Management and Budget Issues

Corey Sullivan
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(240) 276-1213
FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov

Last Updated

Last Updated: 11/05/2020