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NOTICE: July 12, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is cancelling this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Effective immediately, no applications will be funded under this announcement. The cancellation does not represent an assessment of the technical merits of any applications submitted in response to the NOFO. SAMHSA will notify all organizations that submitted an application in response to this NOFO.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-009

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023

Application Due Date: Tuesday, May 09, 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 recruit, train, and support master’s and doctoral level students in behavioral health care professions by: (1) increasing the knowledge of mental and/or substance use disorder behavioral health professionals on issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support for individuals who are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have a mental or substance use disorder; (2) increasing the number of culturally competent mental and substance use disorders professionals who teach, administer services, conduct research, and provide direct mental and/or substance use disorder services to racial and ethnic minority populations; and (3) improving the quality of mental and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations. With this program, SAMHSA aims to reduce behavioral health disparities, advance the quality of mental and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services, and improve health care outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations.


Public or private non-profit professional organizations representing mental and substance use disorder treatment professionals in the fields of psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, substance use disorder and addictions counseling, and addiction medicine.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $15,742,904

Anticipated Number of Awards: 8

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,967,863 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $1,967,863 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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