SAMHSA will award up to 34 5-year grants. Proposed annual budgets cannot exceed the highest tier ceiling amount of $2,016,000 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.
Funding estimates for this announcement are subject to the availability of funds.
Awards for the SPF-PFS program will be tiered and are based on a set of standard criteria that account for the following with respect to eligible states and jurisdictions: a) prevalence rates of underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20 in eligible states; b) prevalence rates of nonmedical use of pain relievers among persons aged 12 to 25 in eligible states; and c) average costs of delivering alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment services. Tiered amounts for eligible tribal entities are based on population size. [See Section III of the RFA — Eligibility Information.]
Prevalence data are based on state level estimates from the 2010-2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Average costs of delivering services are equivalent to the Cost of Service Index used for the SABG. Where NSDUH data are not available (i.e., for U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions), those applicants are included in the Tier 3B funding range.
Table 2 identifies the award tiers, the award amounts, and the states, Territories, Pacific Jurisdictions and tribal entities eligible to apply for each tier.