First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement

Short Title: 
FR - CARA
Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information
FOA Number: 
SP-17-005
Posted on Grants.gov: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application Due Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
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 Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Cooperative Agreements. SAMHSA will award FR-CARA funds to states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities. Local governmental entities include, but are not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state,tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include States, American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations, and local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships. The eligibility for this grant program is statutorily defined in Section 546 of the Public Health Service Act.

For the purposes of this funding opportunity announcement, a tribe, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 1603(14), refers to any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C.A. § 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Further, a tribal organization, as defined at 25 U.S.C. § 1603(26), is the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: Provided, that in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian tribe, the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant.

The statute indicates that the definition of “rural,” should be the one utilized by the Office of Management and Budget which indicates that they are not located in metropolitan statistical areas. State maps are available.

Award Information
Funding Mechanism: 
Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: 
Up to $10,423,364 per year
Anticipated Number of Awards: 
Up to 30
Anticipated Award Amount: 
Up to $250,000 – $800 000 per year
Length of Project: 
Up to 4 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: 
No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed the amount awarded 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

Tonia F. Gray, MPH
Division of State Programs
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16E25B
Rockville, MD  20857
240-276-2492
Fax: 240-276-2560
tonia.gray@samhsa.hhs.gov

Kameisha Bennett, MA
Division of State Programs
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16E25C
Rockville, MD  20857
240-276-2586
Fax: 240-276-2560
kameisha.bennett@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
foacsap@samhsa.hhs.gov

Application Materials

You must respond to the requirements in both the FOA PART I and PART II when preparing your application.

Useful Information for Applicants

Last Updated: 09/20/2018