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Short Title: CABHI-States
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-15-003

Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Application Due Date: Thursday, April 09, 2015

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372):

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination:


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States) grants.  The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other recovery support services to:

  • Individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, serious mental illnesses (SMI), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; and/or 
  • Veterans who experience homelessness/chronic homelessness and have substance use disorders, SMI, or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

As a result of this program, SAMHSA seeks to: 1) improve statewide strategies to address planning, coordination, and integration of behavioral health and primary care services, and permanent housing to reduce homelessness; 2) increase the number of individuals, residing in permanent housing, who receive behavioral health treatment and recovery support services; and 3) increase the number of individuals placed in permanent housing and enrolled in Medicaid and other mainstream benefits (e.g., Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance [SSI/SSDI], Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).


Eligible applicants are either the State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or the Single State Agency (SSA) in the states listed below.  However, SAMHSA’s expectation is that both the SSA and the SMHA will work in partnership to fulfill the requirements of the grant.  To demonstrate this collaboration, applicants must provide a letter of commitment from the partnering entity in Attachment 4 of the application.  If the SMHA and the SSA are one entity, applicants must include a statement to that effect in Attachment 4. 

SAMHSA believes that limiting eligibility to states is the most efficient and effective way to facilitate a systems approach (i.e., strengthen or develop infrastructure). In addition, states are in a unique position to efficiently and effectively impact the goals of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Strategic Plan.

States that received an FY 2013 or FY 2014 CABHI-States grant are not eligible to apply because they are currently receiving funding for this program.  In addition, eligibility is being restricted because SAMHSA seeks to further expand the impact of the CABHI-States program across the nation. 

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $15,181,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 6 to 8

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $3,000,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 3 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $3 million for Tier 1 states and $1.8 million for Tier 2 states 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 goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award. 

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