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Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

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Short Title: PPW
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Applicants should note that Letters of Commitment from community organizations supporting the project must be included in Attachment 1 of the application.

NOFO Number: TI-14-005

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Application Due Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) grant program. The purpose of this program is to expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their minor children, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.

The populations of focus are low-income (according to federal poverty guidelines) women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant, postpartum (the period after childbirth up to 12 months), and their minor children, age 17 and under, who have limited access to quality health services. SAMHSA has identified traditionally underserved populations, especially racial and ethnic minority women, as a population of focus. SAMHSA is particularly concerned about the high morbidity and mortality rates of pregnant women and their infants among African Americans. Services should be extended, when deemed appropriate, to fathers of the children, partners of the women, and other family members of the women and children who do not reside in the residential treatment facility.

The PPW program supports evidence-based parenting and treatment models including trauma-specific services in a trauma-informed context, which will:

  • Decrease the use and/or abuse of prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco, illicit and other harmful drugs (e.g., inhalants) among pregnant and postpartum women;
  • Increase safe and healthy pregnancies;
  • Improve birth outcomes;
  • Reduce perinatal and environmentally related effects of maternal and/or paternal drug abuse on infants and children;
  • Improve the mental and physical health of the women and children;
  • Prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among the children;
  • Improve parenting skills, family functioning, economic stability, and quality of life;
  • Decrease involvement in and exposure to crime, violence, and neglect; and
  • Decrease physical, emotional, and sexual abuse for all family members.

In accordance with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Trauma and Justice, the PPW program aims to reduce the pervasive, harmful, and costly health impact of violence and trauma by integrating trauma-informed approaches throughout health, behavioral health, and related systems.

The PPW grant program seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities through by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served. (See Appendix J of the RFA: Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities).

PPW is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.

PPW grants are authorized under Section 508 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.


Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example:

  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations
  • Public or private universities and colleges
  • Community- and faith-based organizations

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives 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 American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.

Current PPW grantees that received grant awards under TI-11-009, Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women, in FY 2011 and FY 2012 are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $8,384,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 16

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $524,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $524,000 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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