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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-007

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, April 10, 2023

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 purpose of this program is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for transition-aged youth and adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) or serious emotional disturbance (SED). Recipients are expected to implement an ACT program to fidelity and provide ACT services to the population of focus. With this program, SAMHSA aims to improve behavioral health outcomes for individuals by reducing rates of hospitalization, mortality, substance use, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system.


Eligibility is statutorily limited to states, political subdivisions of states (e.g., counties, cities), community-based behavioral health non-profit organizations, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4 of the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act), mental health systems, and health care facilities.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $5,135,688

Anticipated Number of Awards: 7

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $678,000 per year per award

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $678,000 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.

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